Submission deadline: September 1, 2018

2018 AIMS Graduate Student Writing Workshop October 26th and 27th, 2018 ~ Georgia State University

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) invites doctoral and masters candidates to its 18th Dissertation Workshop scheduled for October 26th and 27th, 2018 hosted by the Global Studies Institute and the Middle East Studies Center, Georgia State University.

The workshop provides the opportunity for current doctoral or master candidates to present, discuss, and receive valuable feedback on work related to North Africa. Accepted applicants will submit a piece of writing from their dissertations or theses at any stage (prospectus, dissertation chapter, or article draft). Participants will read and prepare discussion of one or more other submissions in addition to presenting their own. Scholars who have worked on North Africa in a variety of disciplines will offer feedback, as well as perspectives on publishing, job market conditions, and other topics germane to professional academic development. The workshop further affords the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with colleagues in the field.

All disciplines are welcome. In the past they have included: history, political science, sociology, anthropology, archaeology, comparative literature, psychology, public health and more. There will be some funding for travel expenses and lodging.  Space and funding are limited.

  • This workshop is open only to AIMS members. To become a student member (only $50) or renew your membership, please visit the Membership page on this site or contact the AIMS U.S. Office at
  • Applicants must send a current C.V. and short (300-word) topic proposal to the AIMS Graduate Student Association President Leah Kleinberger at
  • Selected participants will be notified by email and asked to submit a chapter/prospectus/article for review.
  • The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2018.

Please share this announcement with interested colleagues and friends!

This event is sponsored by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies and the Global Studies Institute and the Middle East Studies Center at Georgia State University.