#IAS_NUQ

The Institute for Advanced Study in the Global South at Northwestern University Qatar

Mission

The Institute for Advanced Study in the Global South at Northwestern University in Qatar (#IAS_NUQ) produces and promotes evidence-based storytelling focused on the histories, cultures, societies, and media of the Global South. Our inclusive vision of globality recognizes the diversities and inequalities that shape the societies we inhabit and study. We harness traditions from the liberal arts, media, communication, and journalism to forge multi-disciplinary and multi-modal approaches to knowledge that is locally relevant and globally resonant. This synthesis of deep expertise, interdisciplinary inquiry, and creative mediamaking stimulates critical conversations about enduring questions and emerging challenges that confront the Global South and its enmeshments in global structures and flows of people, goods, words, images, and ideas. Our core commitments are to amplify NU-Q faculty and student scholarship and mediamaking, to boost undergraduate research, mentor our students who plan to pursue advanced graduate degrees, and forge pathways to the professoriate locally and globally. To these ends, #IAS_NUQ hosts fellows (student, postdoctoral, faculty) who work on individual projects and collaborate in local and global research groups, produce multi-lingual and multi-modal #IAS_NUQ_Press publications and creative media, and organizes lectures, screenings, workshops, and conferences. 

Research

Research at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Global South is organized around four key themes.  These themes reflect our inclusive vision of globality recognizing the diversities and inequalities that shape the societies we inhabit and study. Together and in conversation with one another, these four orienting themes are designed to stimulate critical conversations about enduring questions and emerging challenges that confront the Global South and its enmeshments in global structures and flows of people, goods, images, and ideas.

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Founder

DEAN AND CEO

Marwan M. Kraidy

Marwan M. Kraidy is a scholar of global communication and an authority on Arab media, culture, and politics. An award-winning author and Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Kraidy’s research centers around the relationship between culture and geopolitics, theories of identity and modernity, and global media systems and industries. He is also an expert on the Middle East and fluent in Arabic.

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Staff

Clovis Bergère

Assistant Director for Research

Marina Krikorian

Research Manager for Programs and Projects

Yasemin Celikkol

Global Postdoctoral Scholar

Fellowships

Our fellowships’ programs are designed to support scholars working in and on the Global South. Fellows at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Global South draw on multiple disciplines and approaches to produce knowledge that is locally relevant and globally resonant. By pushing against disciplinary entrenchments, they stimulate critical conversations about enduring questions and emerging challenges that confront the Global South. #IAS_NUQ Fellows are fully engaged in the life of the Institute, an inclusive community of global scholars driven by intellectual generosity, curiosity, and exchange. While at the Institute, they work on individual projects, as well as collaborate in research groups, author multi-lingual publications, and organize lectures, screenings, workshops, and conferences.  

#IAS_NUQ Global Undergraduate Fellowships

The Global Undergraduate Fellowship is an opportunity for Northwestern Qatar students who have a new or ongoing research or creative project to develop it into an original contribution to evidence-based storytelling, and hence to knowledge. #IAS_NUQ Global Undergraduate Fellows receive mentorship from #IAS_NUQ staff and Northwestern Qatar faculty to develop their concepts and deepen their research skills. For the course of a year, they carry out a research project and publish or produce the output with #IAS_NUQ_Press and present it to Northwestern Qatar’s local and global community. 

Meet the Fellows

2023 Fellowship Application Information

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