Job Opportunity with AMES, Arabic Culture

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for a position in Arabic culture at the level of assistant or early associate professor. The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern or Near Eastern Studies, or... Read More »

New Reads This Fall From Duke Faculty

Monday, October 31, 2016
miriam cooke, a professor of Arab cultures, is one of several Duke faculty members releasing new books. cooke's publication — “Dancing in Damascus: Creativity, Resilience and the Syrian Revolution” (Routledge, Nov. 25, 2016) — traces the first four years of the Syrian revolution and the activists’... Read More »

The Growth of Islamic Studies

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Two months after the 9/11 attacks, many of the major Islamic scholars gathered in Denver for their annual meeting. Omid Safi, the director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center and professor in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, was one of the conveners and he couldn’t help but notice... Read More »

Congratulations to the 2016 Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Graduates

Sunday, May 15, 2016
1st and 2nd Majors Arabic: Leila Alapour Susanna Kate Booth Tessa May Deardorff** Alimat Emiola (1st) Jessica Ashley Gold (1st)** Maura Rose Guyler Zelie Alexandra Lewis Kehaan Hussain Manjee Tara Katherine Mooney Thao Thi Nguyen (1st)*** Eric Francis Peterson (1st) Nura Smadi... Read More »

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2016 Presidential Undergraduate Prize: Rosie Williams

Saturday, March 19, 2016
This year's Presidential Undergraduate Prize for Best Undergraduate Essay on a Comparative Topic goes to Rosie Williams of Duke University, for her paper, “Paradox of Innocence: Objects and Architecture and the Violence of Space”. The members of the ACLA Presidential Undergraduate Prize Committee... Read More »

Marvel VS Star Wars Spring 2016 Course

Monday, November 30, 2015
Love Marvel? Love Star Wars? AMES is offering a collaborative independent study course for the Spring 2016 semester! This course may count as an independent study under a number of different departments including AMES, CLST, AMI, and WST! Marvel VS. Star Wars: A Story of Two Franchises Topics... Read More »

Duke Kunshan Professor Kang Liu Elected to the Academy of Europe

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Dr. Kang Liu, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Duke Kunshan University and Duke University, Director of Duke Program of Research on China, has recently been elected to the Academy of Europe, also known as the Academia Europaea, in the section of Film, Media and Visual Studies.  “... Read More »