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Call for Applications: School on Theorizing from the Global South (Fully-funded to American University of Beirut, Lebanon) 2019

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences, the Afro-Asian Futures Past Research Program (American University of Beirut), and the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (University of the Witwatersrand) are jointly organizing a five-day School entitled “Theorizing from the Global South: African and Arab Imaginaries and Circulations” to be held on October 21-25, 2019 at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Application Deadline: 30th June 2019

Eligible Countries: African and Arab applicants

To be taken at (country): American University of Beirut, Lebanon

About the Award:  In this school, we will consider what it means to theorize from the Global South by bringing African and Arab intellectual traditions and genealogies of thought into conversation with each other. By drawing on these south-south transnational imaginaries and circulations as a starting point, the school looks at the connections between African and Arab worlds through shared histories, politics, intellection, aesthetics, migration and religion. Its purpose is to generate new ways of seeing and understanding the formerly colonized world and its contemporary realities by a new generation of scholars, and revive intellectual and political connections in the Global South today.

The school will be led by Syed Farid Alatas (National University of Singapore), Anaheed Al-Hardan (American University of Beirut), Mjiba Frehiwot (University of Ghana) and Dilip Menon (University of the Witwatersrand). It is based on presentations by lead faculty, discussion of readings that will be sent to participants in advance, and participants’ presentations.

Type: short course

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be resident in Africa or Arab states, and must hold a Master’s degree in the social sciences or humanities at a minimum or be less than five years out of a PhD program at a maximum.  

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: This is a fully-funded competitive opportunity that will cover all of the participants’ travel, accommodation and meal expenses. 

Duration of Award: 5 days (October 21-25, 2019)

How to Apply: To apply, please send an email to [email protected] that includes:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Résumé including education details, research and work experience
  3. Personal statement (1,000 words or 2 pages) that addresses the following questions:

a. What does theorizing from the Global South mean to you? b. What interests you about the idea of African and Arab imaginaries and circulations?c. How do you hope to benefit from your participation in this schoo

a. What does theorizing from the Global South mean to you? b. What interests you about the idea of African and Arab imaginaries and circulations?c. How do you hope to benefit from your participation in this schoo

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