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Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah Foundation / BRISMES Scholarships Recipients 2010-2018


Intellectual Labour in Times of Change: Understanding the Politics of Critique in the Syrian Revolutionary Press (2011-2017)
Adélie Chevée (SOAS)

Socio-legal history of the Palestinian community in Jerusalem during the Jordanian rule period (1948–1967), and during the first decade of the Israeli occupation (1967–1977)
Haneen Naamneh (LSE)


What is an ‘Oriental’ Carpet: the Euro-American ideology of the rugs of South, Central and West Asia since 1840
Dorothy Armstrong (Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum, London)

Ageing and health care in times of crisis: whose vulnerability counts? The case of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Sigrid Lupieri (University of Cambridge)


The Medicalisation of Consanguineous Marriage in Contemporary Turkey
Maria Kramer

Smugglers and States – A Political Economy of Illegal Trade in the Middle East and North Africa
Max Gallen


The Politics of Bread: Neoliberal Economic Reforms and Authoritarian Persistence in Contemporary Jordan and Morocco
José Ciro Martínez  (University of Cambridge)

Sulaymān al-Ghazzī: A Voice of Resistance in a Time of Religious Persecution?
Rosemary Maxton (University of Cambridge)


Ottoman Art and Artists during the First World War
Gizem Tongo (Oxford University)

Political participation under authoritarianism: the case of Libya
Kawther Alfasi (University of Warwick)

2013 (to celebrate BRISMES' 40th Anniversary, two extra scholarships of £1,000 each were awarded)

The loss of traditional Bedouin culture and its implications for coastal resource management in South Sinai
Christopher Poonian (University of Nottingham)

Transnational Dimensions of Palestinian Resistance in Israel
Lana Tatour (University of Warwick)

How are local food consumption practices in Cairo affected by regional food politics?
Justa Hopma (University of Aberystwyth)

The Life and Writings of Aḥmad Al-¬‐Dardīr: A study of Islamic Scholarship, Learning, and Social History in the Early Modern Era
Walead Mosaad (University of Exeter)


The social history and cultural politics of transnational circuits of Muslim scholars and students who for centuries have travelled from around the world to teach and undertake religious studies in the Hijaz.
Mike Farquahr (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Orientalist Scholarship and Foreign Policy in late Tsarist Russia and the early USSR: Russian/Soviet 'Iranology' and Russo-Iranian relations 1900-1941
Denis Volkov (University of Manchester)


Agency, Enjoyment and Desire in Daily Lives of Pious Muslim women: Veiled Customers of Women-Only Gyms in Istanbul
Sertac Sehlikoglu-Karakas (University of Cambridge)

How a subjugated and marginalized ethno-national minority impacts inequitable structures and power relations in an ethnically exclusive state
Sharri Plonski (SOAS)


Personal Status Law reform in Egypt: women’s rights NGOs navigating between Islamic law and international human rights law’
Marwa Sharafeddin (Oxford University) 

Contemporary Historiography in Saudi Arabia
Matthias Determann (SOAS)