Conflict & Violence

Explore the conflict and violence that have accompanied the rise of the modern nation state since the late nineteenth century in Asia and the Middle East and its disintegration in some regions, attending to the cultural processes that brought about repeated conflagrations of conflict and violence. Focus on the key role played by imperial and colonial legacies as well as present-day international interests. AMES faculty study both the large patterns of conflict and violence across these vast regions as well as its impact on people's local experience. Areas of interest include religious militancy, contested politics of cultural memories, tensions between city and nation.