POMEPS Guide to MESA 2019

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Event in focus

POMEPS Reception

Thursday, November 14, 6:30-8:30PM

Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at:

Saint Lawrence
219 N Peters St
New Orleans,
LA 70130-1019

Click here to RSVP.

Thursday, November 14

5:30-7:30PM 

5473 Ideologies, Political Formations, and Conflict in Kurdistan

Vera Eccarius-Kelly (chair), Mehmet Gurses, Morgan Tufan, Arin Savran, Kaner Turker, Huseyin Rasi, Cezary Blaszczyk

5481 Advancing and Integrating Legal Scholarship in and on the Middle East (Roundtable)

Nathan J. Brown (chair), Ghuna Bdiwi, Mona Oraby, Mai El-Sadany, Allison McManus

5589 The Corporation

Ibrahim Elhoudaiby, Kristen Alff, Stephanie Wright, Deen Sharp

5632 The Middle East as Featured in Political Science

Melani C. Cammett, Amr Adly, Lisa Anderson, Rabab El-Mahdi

5667 Rebel Rule in the Middle East: Providing Services in Bids for Legitimacy

Pinar Tank (chair), Mathilde Becker Aarseth, Dag Tuastad, Erling Sogge, Anne Stenersen, Brynjar Lia

5739 The Gulf: Games of Thrones

Nimah Mazaheri (chair), Mariam Alkazemi, Matthew Timmerman, Tyler B. Parker, Ildiko Kaposi, Husain Alshabib

5754 Egypt since 2011

Nathaniel Greenberg (chair), Ronnie Close, Mansoor Moaddel, Caroline Seymour-Jorn, Michelle Weitzel

5757 Zionist Settlers and the Palestine/ Israel Conflict

Maayan Hillel (chair), Martin Kear, Orli Sela, Yaron Shemer, Natasha Roth-Rowland, Guy Yadin Evron

POMEPS Reception

Thursday, November 14, 6:30-8:30PM

Join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at:

Saint Lawrence
219 N Peters St
New Orleans,
LA 70130-1019

Click here to RSVP.

Friday, November 15

8:00-10:00 AM

5411 The Politics of Suffering: Minorities and the State in the Modern Middle East

Heather J. Sharkey (chair), Alda Benjamen, Jeremy Randall, Weston Bland, Chris Rominger, Amy Fallas

5467 After the American Era: The New Regional Politics of the Middle East

Ruth Hanau Santini, Morten Valbjorn, Daniel Neep, Waleed Hazbun, Curtis Ryan

5511 Reconsidering Jihadism

Anne Stenersen (chair), Brynjar Lia, Anthony Celso, Thomas Hegghammer, Bjarke Aae, Mark Sedgwick

5519 Infrastructure and Power: Oil, Water, Energy

Shima Houshyar, Natasha Pesaran, Katayoun Shafiee, Noura Wahby, Owain Lawson

5639 Navigating Transition: Responses to Tunisia’s Changing Political Landscape

Nate Grubman, Petro Marzo, Kimberly Guiler, Mohamed-Dhia Hammami, Nicholas Lotito

10:15-12:15 AM

5413 Beyond Sectarianism: New Directions in Iraqi Studies

Omar Sirri (chair), Omar Dewachi, Zahra Ali, Marsin Alshamary, Shamiran Mako

5452 Rentierism and Power Dynamics in/ of the Gulf Countries: Evolving Nexuses

Jill Crystal (chair), Adam Hanieh, Michael Herb, Jessie Moritz, Makio Yamada, Dania Thafer, Emma Soubrier

5620 New Research on Egypt’s Counterrevolution

Nathan J. Brown (chair), Amy Austin Holmes, Killian Clarke, Michael Hoffman, Dalia Fahmy

5631 Lisa Wedeen’s Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgment, and Mourning in Syria

Danny Postel (chair), Anne-Marie McManus, Paul Amar, Lisa Wedeen, Suad Joseph, Bassam Haddad, Timothy Mitchell, Brinkley Messick, Lori Allen

5774 Politics in Turkey I

  1. Carole Woodall (chair), Azat Gundogan, Vahram Ter Matevosyan, Jamie Pelling, Pelin Ayan Musil

12:30-2:30 PM

Feminist Conversation on Current Uprisings in the Middle East (Grand Ballroom A)

Moderated by Maya Mikdashi and Myriam Sfeir

5524 Big Data and Mega Corpora in Middle East Studies

Ed Mohamed, Richard Nielsen, Sarah Bowen Savant, Tamar Mitts, Charles Kurzman, VJ Um Amel

5562 From Revolution to Devolution? Exploring the Potential for Decentralizing Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa

Asli Bali (chair), Peter Bartu, Omar M. Dajani, Dahlia Scheindlin, Omar Shehabi, Elissa Miller, Benoit Challand

5696 Assyrian Studies in Political Science: Critical Approaches and Emerging Trends

Nahrain Rasho (chair), Michael Youash, Riva Gewarges, Nahrain Rasho, Mariam Georgis

5775 Politics in Turkey II

Hale Yilmaz (chair), Sonay Ban, Ekrem Karakoc, Matthew deTar, Bengi Ruken Cengiz

5794 Special Session-Hirak – Algeria’s New Revolution?

Robert P. Parks, James McDougall, Malika Rahal, Muriam Haleh Davis

2:45-4:45 PM

5403 Reimagining the Revolutionary Year of 1958: New Perspectives on Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United States, and the Soviet Union

Salim Yaqub (chair), Elizabeth Bishop, Jeffrey G. Karam, John Ghazvinian, Murat Kasapsaracoglu

5444 Chequebooks or Change? Assessing Gulf Rentierism after the Arab Uprisings

Fahed Al-Sumait (chair), Michael Herb, Justin Gengler, Michael Ewers, Bethany Shockley, Batul K. Sadliwala, Crystal A. Ennis, Courtney Freer, Geoff Martin

5553 Arab Political Science Network: Arab Scholars and Politics during Times of Uncertainty

Dalia Fahmy (chair), Mona Farag, Hind M Ahmed Zaki, Nermin Allam, Eid Mohamed

5791 Special Session-The Neoliberalization of the University

Joshua Stacher (chair), Omar Dahi, Joel Beinin, Maya Mikdashi

5633 Re-Examining the State in the Middle East

Nadine Sika (chair), Lisa Anderson, Inna Rudolf, Koray Saglam, Oliver Schlumberger, Renad Mansour

5655 Beyond Monarchy? Political Economy and Society in Contemporary Morocco

Michelle Weitzel (chair), Erin Snider, Chantal Berman, Diana Partridge, Daniele Rossi-Doria, Carolyn Barnett

5779 The Kurds: Politics and Identity

Mohammed A. Salih (chair), Ufuk Sahin, Jacob Maze, Asli Bali

5:00-7:00 PM

5689 Refugees, Order, and Change in Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan

Kelsey P. Norman (chair), Allison Hartnett, Daniel Masterson, Lama Mourad, Diala Lteif

5740 The Gulf: Politics and Society

Mehran Kamrava (chair), Robert Mogielnicki, Hae Won Jeong, Farah Atoui, Mai Alkhamissi

5793 Special Session: Politics and Prospects for Peace and Reconstruction in Yemen

Jillian Schwedler (chair), Adam Hanieh, Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Danny Postel, Waleed F. Mahdi, Salwa Dammaj

Saturday, November 16

8:30-10:30 AM

5460 Conceptualizing Sectarianism(s): Structures and Changes in Modern Lebanon

Seda Altug (chair), Linda Sayed, Joanne Nucho, Rima Majed, Joseph Daher, Pascal Abidor

5579 Queering Lebanese Social Movements

Jillian Schwedler (chair), Sophia Chamas, Janine A. Clark

5643 Iran’s Revolution Turns 40: Consequences of Islamic Republican Governance

Nahid Siamdoust (chair), Alireza Doostdar, Nazanin Shakrokni, Shervin Malekzadeh, Orkideh Behrouzan, Kevan Harris, Hosna Sheikholeslami, Ali Kadivar

5723 Education and Educational Reform in the Middle East

Sara Musaifer (chair), Shaherzad Ahmadi, Yosra Hussein, Lydia Wytenbroek, Rosemary Admiral, Laurie Brand

5729 Youth Activism in the Middle East

Vickie Langohr (chair), Sarah Anne Rennick, Karim Zakhour, Nareman Amin, Talha Kose

5735 Gender, Labor, and Political Activism in Iran and Turkey

Arash Azizi (chair), Yesim Arat, Amirhossein Teimouri, Zehra Betul Atasoy, Samaneh Oladi

5755 North African Politics Post 2011

Esen Kirdis (chair), Tereza Jermanová, Chris Thornton, Sabina Henneberg, Eva Schmidt, Mohamed Abufalgha

5781 Regional Politics and the Palestine/Israel Conflict

Awad Halabi (chair), Carl Forsberg, Dominic Coldwell, Elie Podeh, Pouya Alimagham

11:00-1:00 PM

5792 Special Session-The Arab Barometer 5th Wave

Amany A. Jamal, Abdul-Wahab Kayyali, Michael Robbins, Mark A. Tessler

5603 Securing Insecurity: Transnational Disciplinary Regimes and Middle Eastern Diasporas

Elif Sari, Jean Beaman, Amy Malek, Joshua Donovan

3:00-5:00 PM

5470 The Mixed Legacies of Recent Uprisings in the Middle East: Authoritarianism, Social Policy, and Conflict

Steven Heydemann (chair), Burce Rutherford, Elizabeth R. Nugent, Markus Loewe, Jeannie Sowers

5451 The Gulf Regional Security Complex at 40

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen (chair), Waleed Hazbun, F. Gregory Gause III, Sean Foley, Matteo Legrenzi, Fred H. Lawson, Emma Soubrier

5:30-7:30 PM

5490 Mortals and Afterlives: Social and Political Life of Death

Asli Zengin (chair), Sima Shakhsari, Osman Balkan, Nukhet Varlik, Denise Gill, Ali Yaycioglu

5540 Cultivating Temporal Subjectivities in Turkey

Alize Arican (chair), Farha Ghannam, Aydin Ozipek, Deniz Duruiz, Zeynep Oguz

5541 Yearnings and Power: Assessing Political Change through Affective Conditions in the Arab World

Tarek El-Ariss, Hazem Joumjoum, Yakein Abdelmagid, Rayya El Zein, Heather Jaber, Leila Tayeb

5716 Everyday Life of Sectarianism in the Middle East: Ambivalent Articulations of “Sectarian” Difference and the “Other”

Jenna Rice Rahaim, Yasemin Ipek, Sumaiya A. Hamdani, Jean-Michel Landry, Sarah Tobin, Simon Mabon

5780 Democratization and Development in the Contemporary Middle East

Gamze Cavdar (chair), Golrokh Niazi, Benjamin Schuetze, Gizem Zencirci, Catherine Herrold

Sunday, November 17

8:30-10:30 AM

5546 Policing, Populism, and Authoritarianism in Modern Turkey

Hayal Akarsu (chair), Elif Babul, Betul Eksi

5648 Speculative Urban Futures

Huma Gupta, Deen Sharp, Sarah El-Kazaz

5698 US War in Iraq: A Discursive Analysis of Power Relations through Visual Culture, Ethnography, and Literary Representation

Zahra Ali (chair), Dena Al-Adeeb, Khaled Al Hilli, Zainab Saleh, Yousef K. Baker

5744 Islamist Politics and Mobilization

Martin Kear (chair), Raihan Ismail, Arran Walshe, Ahmad Kindawi, Emy Matesan, Sumita Pahwa

11:00-11:00 PM

5556 Refugees and the State in the Middle East

Stacy Fahrenthold (chair), Lillian Frost, Kelsey P. Norman, Sussan Siavoshi, Gerasimos Tsourapas, Matt Buehler

5622 Rethinking Contention: Economic Policies and Struggles for Social Justice in Jordan

Jose Ciro Martinez, Sara Ababneh, Yazan Doughan, Colin Powers

5731 Contemporary Politics in Syria and Iraq

David Siddhartha Patel (chair), Jihan Mohammed, Keiko Sakai Joseph Kotinsly, Fernando Brancoli, Mona Elswah

1:30-3:30 PM

5447 The Political Economy of Labor Mobilizations in MENA

Ian M. Hartshorn (chair), Dina Bishara, Nada Matta, Lea Bou Khater, Ahmad Al-Sholi, Keenan Wilder

5516 Disaggregating Middle East Militaries

Sarah E. Parkinson, Holger Albrecht, Sharan Grewal, Zeinab Abul-Magd, Drew Kinney

5783 Foreign Policy, Intervention, and International Law

Suhnaz Yilmaz (chair), Lars Erslev Andersen, Mahdi Ganjavi, Farid Boussaid, Timothy Schorn