Fellowship Program

The heart and central instrument of EUME is its fellowship program. Every year ten postdoctoral scholars of anthropology, art history, history, literature, philology, political science, religion, sociology or Middle Eastern Studies are invited to Berlin to carry out their own research projects in relation to one of the research fields of EUME.

Fellows are invited on the basis of an annual call for applications, and chosen by the members of the Collegium. In Berlin, EUME-fellows are in general associated to a university or research institute headed by one of the Collegium's members  or - depending on their research field - to other cooperating institutes.

EUME-Fellows come together in the Berliner Seminar, in informal discussion of their research projects or in the working meetings of the program. This provides the opportunity to work in a disciplinary and region-specific environment and at the same time facilitates exchange in a  multidisciplinary and transregional perspective.

Since 1997, in the framework of EUME and its preceding project, the Working Group Modernity and Islam (AKMI), over 150 young scholars from North Africa, the Middle East, West and South Asia and other regions have been invited to Berlin as postdoc-fellows.

The current EUME Fellows:

of the year:

year

name

Researchproject

EUME 2015/ 2016
Nadine Abdalla
Vita & Project

The Labor Movement in the Transformation/Transition Process: An Analysis to its Impact in Egypt in Comparison to Brazil


EUME 2015/ 2016
Refqa Abu-Remaileh*
Vita & Project

Resistance and Subversion in Palestinian Literature and Film: Seeking New Comparative Dimensions


EUME 2015/ 2016
Saleem Al-Bahloly***
Vita & Project

The Freedom of Despair: Art and Politics in Baghdad, 1963-1979


EUME 2015/ 2016
Nahrain Al-Mousawi
Vita & Project

Clandestine Mediterranean: Arab-African Undocumented Migrant Literature


EUME 2015/ 2016

The Turkish-German Left and Brechtian Aesthetics in Cold War Berlin


EUME 2015/ 2016
Abdulrahman Helli**
Vita & Project

The Freedom of Belief in the Qur'an


EUME 2015/ 2016
Elizabeth M. Holt
Vita & Project

Disseminating the Cultural Cold War in Arabic: The CIA, the Congress for Cultural Freedom, and the Literary Journal “Hiwar” (1962-67)


EUME 2015/ 2016
Margaret Litvin*
Vita & Project

Arab Writers, Moscow Dreams


EUME 2015/ 2016
Mayssun Succarie***
Vita & Project

Global Spatial Flows of Youth Programming, Civil Society Organizing & Social Change in the Middle East, 2001-2015


EUME 2015/ 2016
Erol Ülker
Vita & Project

Allied Occupation, National Resistance, and Turkification in Istanbul, 1918-1923


EUME 2015/ 2016
Maaike Voorhoeve*
Vita & Project

The ‘Arab Spring’: What’s Next? The Socio-Legal Situation in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia


EUME 2015/ 2016
Max Weiss***
Vita & Project

The Hallowed Sanctuary: An Interpretive History of Modern Syria


EUME 2015/ 2016
Deniz Yonucu*
Vita & Project

Violence and Counter-Violence in Istanbul’s Alevi populated Working-Class Neighbourhoods: Policing, Security and Fear


EUME 2015/ 2016
Mahnaz Zahirinejad****
Vita & Project

The Middle Class and the Rentier State in a Changing Middle East: Iran's Case and Egypt’s Prospects