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Graduate Section - Past Events

Thinking about publishing your first academic article or book? - Watch a recording of the event

This event brought together a number of academics from disciplines including the humanities, politics and international studies, and specialists from the academic publishing sector to discuss the process behind publishing your first academic journal article or book. The event offered an opportunity for students interested in pursuing an academic or related career in Middle East studies to engage with established scholars and publishing specialists, learn from their advice and experiences, and find out about the differences between journal publication and preparing your first book manuscript.


Sharri Plonski (QMUL)

Nadje Al-Ali (Brown University)

Maria Marsh (Cambridge University Press)

Stephanie Cronin (University of Oxford)

Securing a post-doc position after your PhD: Demystifying the application process - Watch a recording of the event


Sarah Arens (Univeristy of St Andrews)

Lorenzo Feltrin (University of Warwick)

Mezna Qato (University of Cambridge)

Charles Tripp (SOAS University of London)

Chair: Malaka Shwaikh (Associate Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of St Andrews and BRISMES Council Member)

Some useful resources shared during the event:

BRISMES Student Mentoring Event


Feras Alkabani (University of Sussex)

Sarah Irving (Edge Hill University)

Laleh Khalili (Queen Mary University of London)

Giulia Guariento (Routledge Taylor & Francis Group)

Rafeef Ziadah (SOAS Univeristy of London)

Chair: Nicola Pratt (Vice-President, BRISMES and Reader in International Politics of the Middle East at the University of Warwick)