Current AIMS Fellows, 2018-2019

Danielle Beaujon, Controlling the Casbah: Policing North Africans in Marseille and Algiers, 1920-1950
PhD Candidate, New York University, History & Institute of French Studies, Algeria

Hoda El Shakry, Printed Matter(s): Critical Histories & Perspectives on Maghrebi Cultural Journals
PhD, Asst Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Comparative Literature, Tunisia

Alison Elder, Irrigation in rural southeast Morocco: effects on economic opportunity and water supply
MA student, University of Arizona, Geography, Morocco

Anny Gaul, Kitchen Affects in North Africa: Charting the emergence of modern Moroccan cuisine
PhD Candidate, Georgetown University, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Morocco

Jared Holton, Alternative Transmissions: Musical Encounters of Andalusian mā’lūf in Tunisia and Libya
PhD Student, University of California, Santa Barbara, Music/Ethnomusicology, Tunisia, Libya

Benjamin William Koerber, Styling Judeo-Arabic in Twentieth Century Tunisian Theater
PhD, Asst Professor, Rutgers University, African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Lang and Lit, Tunisia

Natasha Llorens, Algerian National Cinema 1965-1979
PhD Candidate, Columbia University, Art History, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria

Karen Rignall, Natural resource dynamics, power, and land in Morocco’s energy frontier
PhD, Asst Professor, University of Kentucky, Community and Leadership Development; Anthropology, Morocco

Ari Schriber, The End of Shari’a? The (Re)Formation of the Modern Moroccan Shari’a Judge, 1912-1965
PhD Candidate, Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Morocco

Gareth Smail, Literacy, Development, and Language Socialization in Morocco
PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania, Educational Linguistics, Morocco

Matthew Steele, Islamic Law in the Margins: The Making of Textual Communities and Legal Ethics in Mauritania
PhD Candidate, Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; Islamic Studies, Mauritania

Laura Anne Thompson, Who Speaks for the Sacred?: The Politics of Blasphemy in Tunisia from the Nineteenth Century to Present-Day
PhD Candidate, Harvard University, Committee on the Study of Religion and Anthropology, Tunisia

Ian VanderMeulen, Aural Authority: Technology, History, and the Recited Qur’an in Morocco
PhD Candidate, New York University, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Morocco