The Makhzoumi Graduate Scholarship in Lebanese Studies

The Recipients of the Makhzoumi Graduate Scholarship in Lebanese Studies in 2021

 

 

Noureddin Zaamout
PhD candidate, Department of Political Science

As part of his doctoral dissertation about the post-Arab Spring Syria, he examines the colonial history, post-colonial politics and contemporary social activism in Lebanon in relations to the larger context of the Levant, and Syria’s post-Arab Spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ehsan Kashfi
PhD candidate, Department of Political Science

As part of his doctoral dissertation about the construction of Shia identity in post- revolutionary Iran, he examines the history of political authority in Shia Islam and the contribution of the Lebanese ulama of Jabal Amil to Shia Islam, who migrated to the Safavid Iran in the 16th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Sharaf Al-Din
MA student, Department of Political Science

As part of her MA thesis about anti-racism dynamics of the Association of Arab- American Graduates, she examines tensions between the Arab-American non-profit organization and Arab governments, including Lebanon, over how to conduct anti- racist work in the United States and Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anas Fassih
PhD Student, Department of Political Science

As part of his doctoral dissertation about solar installations in the desert town of Quarzazate in Morocco, he examines the quest for justice in energy transition in the Middle East and North Africa, including Lebanon.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Recipients of the Makhzoumi Graduate Scholarship in Lebanese Studies in 2020

 

 

Noureddin Zaamout
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science

Research project: As part of his doctoral dissertation, Noureddin Zaamout critically examines the colonial history, post-colonial politics and contemporary social activism in Lebanon in relations to the larger context of the Levant, and the post-Arab Spring in Syria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ehsan Kashfi
Ph.D Candidate, Department of Political Science 

Research project: As part of his doctoral dissertation, Ehsan Kashfi critically examines the nature of political authority in Shia Islam, as well as the historical roots and development of contemporary politicized Shia Islam and the contribution of the Lebanese ulama of Jabal Amil, who migrated to the Safavid Iran in the 16th century.