Call for Papers: CMENAS Graduate Student Symposium

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan invites abstract submissions of no more than 300 words for its inaugural Graduate Student Symposium to be held April 9, 2015. Papers must address the modern Middle East or North Africa in some way and be the product of graduate research, either at the MA or PhD level.

Panels will be organized into themes based on accepted papers. Such themes may include, but are not limited to (1) country-specific considerations, (2) gender and society, (3) visual or material culture, (4) post-colonial studies, and (5) literature.

Abstracts, along with a short CV, should be sent to the organizing committee at

Abstract Due: January 15, 2015
Final decisions will be announced via email before February 1, 2015.