CANCELLED 20th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies


Marshall Building
845 N Park Ave.
85721 Tucson , AZ


Fri, 03/27/2020 - 9:00am to Wed, 05/25/2022 - 7:03am

CANCELLED 20th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Celebrating Two Decades of Interdisciplinary Research


This conference aims to strengthen ties between academic disciplines, provide a platform for graduate students to present their research projects and exchange ideas, and create a network of emerging scholars spanning a variety of fields. This year’s conference is focused on the idea of mobility and concepts related to the Middle East from one field to the other, and boundaries being redefined on various levels. We encourage abstract submission not only from students within Middle Eastern and North African Studies programs, but also from Linguistics, Literature, Law and LGBT/Queer Studies, Journalism, Gender and Women Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public health, Religious Studies, Sociology, Translation, Anthropology, Economic, Education, Geography, History, Music, and other studies related to the Middle East and North Africa from approximately the 6th century to the present (and beyond).


Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shamiran Mako will give this year’s keynote address. Dr. Mako is an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University.


Please see below for the event's scheduled conferences 


9:00am - 10:00am
Conference Registration/Check In, Marshall 440 (Bonine Commons)

10:00am - 11:15am
Women and Religion in the MENA Region, Room TBD
Contemporary Politics and Policy, Marshall 479

11:30am - 12:45pm
Sectarian Politics & Displacement, Room TBD
Ottoman Studies, Marshall 479

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Diglossia and Arabic Linguistics, Room TBD
Early Modernity, Marshall 479

4:00pm - 5:000pm
Keynote Address, CESL 103

Sponsored by: The School of Middle East and North African Studies
Co-Sponsored by: The Center for Middle Eastern Studies