AIMS Virtual Annual Business Meeting: October 28, 2021

Each year the AIMS board meets in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting. Following the AIMS board meeting, all members and potential members are invited to attend the AIMS business meeting.

[MESA moved to an all-virtual format and AIMS has kept the original Meetings in Conjunction date of October 28, 2021. MESA’s 55th annual  meeting will be held virtually from November 29-December 3, 2021.]

AIMS Annual Business Meeting 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
2:00pm – 3:30pm (ET)

Featuring short presentations by the 2021 L. Carl Brown AIMS Book Prize Winners:
Peter Limbrick, Arab Modernism as World Cinema: The Films of Moumen Smihi
Aili Tripp, Seeking Legitimacy: Why Arab Autocracies Adopt Women’s Rights

All members and interested parties are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

MESA Virtual Meeting is Nov 29th-Dec 3, 2021
2021 AIMS Sponsored Panels:

[R6438] Ten years after the uprisings: new perspectives on Tunisia? (Tuesday, 11/30/21 2:00 pm)
[P6516] Fraud in the Colonial Archive: Writing a Social History of the Modern Maghrib (Tuesday, 11/30/21 11:30 am)
[P6535] Legal belonging and imperial jurisdiction in the Ottoman Maghrib (18th-20th c.) (Tuesday, 11/30/21 2:00 pm)

2021 Jeanne Jeffers Mrad Awards:
Myriam Amri, Harvard University
[P6516] Tuesday, 11/30/21 11:30am, Fake Coins in the Archive: Counterfeit Money and Anxious Power in the Tunisian Protectorate

John Dieck, UMN-Twin Cities
[P6516] Tuesday, 11/30/21 11:30am, Cannabis Trafficking Post-1932: Press Attention in French Protectorate Morocco

Margaux Fitoussi, Columbia University
[R6438] Tuesday, 11/30/21 2:00pm, Ten years after the uprisings: new perspectives on Tunisia?

Kaoutar Ghilani, University of Oxford
[P6617] Wednesday, 12/1/21 2:00pm, Language, Race, and Civilization: A Discursive Excavation of Moroccan Nationalism and Nation-Building

Julian Weideman, Princeton University
[P6346] Friday, 12/3/21 11:30am, Praxis of Islamic Reform: The Politics of Zaytuna Student Housing, 1900-1960


AIMS nine member Board of Directors serve three year terms. Annually, two are selected from the Institutional Members and one from the general membership. Officers, staff and Overseas Research Directors are part of AIMS steering committee. Past officers and directors are often asked to attend in an advisory capacity.

Current AIMS Board: (through year listed)

2021: Ali Akhtar, Bates College
2021: Chouki El Hamel, Arizona State University
2021: Quinn Mecham, Brigham Young University

2022: Paul Love, Al Akhawayn University
2022: Jacob Mundy, Colgate University
2022: Michael Toler, Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT

2023: Nabil Boudraa, Oregon State University
2023: Gwyneth Talley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2023: Yael Warshel, Pennsylvania State University

AIMS Officers, Staff and Advisors:
Allen Fromherz, President
James Miller, Vice President
Mia Fuller, Treasurer
Diana Wylie, Secretary
Terry Ryan, AIMS US Director
Robert Parks, CEMA Director
Laryssa Chomiak, CEMAT Director
John Davison, TALIM Director
Rick Spees, CAORC Director
I. William Zartman, Founding Member