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2007 Fellowship Recipients

For descriptions of these projects, please see the Spring 2008 TAARII Newsletter, Issue 03-01.

Professor Sinan Antoon, The Gallatin School, New York University
“In the Vocative Case: Saadi Youssef’s Iraq”

Mr. Haytham Bahoora, Department of Comparative Literature, New York University
“Toward a Singular Modernity: Literary and Architectural Modernism in Iraq, 1950–1965”

(For additional information about this project, see “Cultivating the Nation-Space: Modernism and Nation Building in Iraq, 1950–1963” by Haytham Bahoora in the Fall 2007 TAARII Newsletter, Issue 02-02)

Professor Magnus T. Bernhardsson, Department of History, Williams College
“Before the Storm: Americans in 1950’s Iraq”

Professor Eric Davis, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University
“The Formation of Political Identities in Ethnically Divided Societies: Implications for a Democratic Transition in Iraq”

(For additional information about this project, see Davis’ in the Spring 2007 TAARII Newsletter, Issue 02-01 and “Reflections on Religion and Politics in Post-Ba'thist Iraq” by Eric Davis in the Spring 2008 TAARII Newsletter, Issue 03-01).

Ms. Melissa Eppihimer, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
“The Visual Legacy of Akkadian Kingship”

Dr. Carrie Hritz, Department of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis
“Remote Sensing of Cultural Heritage in Iraq”

(For more information about this project, see “Remote Sensing of Cultural Heritage in Iraq: A Case Study of Isin” by Carrie Hritz in the Spring 2008 TAARII Newsletter, Issue 03-01)

Professor Dina Khoury, History and International Affairs, George Washington University
“Postponed Lives: War and Memory in Iraq”

Dr. Mina Marefat, Design Research, Johns Hopkins University, and Catholic University
“Architecture, Cultural Politics, and Universalizing Modernism in 1950s Baghdad”

(For more information about this project, see “1950s Baghdad — Modern and International” by Mina Marefat in the Fall 2007 TAARII Newsletter, Issue 02-02)

Ms. Sara Pursley, Department of History, City University of New York, Graduate Center
“The Conflict over the Iraqi Personal Status Law of 1959: A Social History”

(For additional information on this project, see “(Re)Forming Intimacy in Revolutionary Iraq: A Social History of the  Personal Status Law of 1959” by Sara Pursley in the Fall 2007 TAARII Newsletter, Issue 02-02)

Professor Nada M. Shabout, Art History, University of North Texas
“Between Local and Global: Continuity in Iraqi Art since 1990”

Professor Keith Watenpaugh, Modern Islamic Studies, University of California, Davis
“Reassessing the ‘Assyrian Tragedy’"

 

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