Research

Faculty Research and Development Grants, 2012 Recipients

In 2012, the Center for Global Islamic Studies awarded eleven Summer Research Grants and nine Development Grants to thirteen Lehigh faculty from eight different departments across the university.  The award winners included:

Saladin Ambar, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Development and research support for multiple chapters of an ongoing book project, Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era

Taieb Berrada, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures 
Development support for two new classes: The Algerian War of Independence in Francophone Literature, Film and Graphic Novels and Illegal immigrants in Francophone Literature and Film and research support for a book project,Clandestine Narratives of the Border: Illegal Immigration in Postcolonial Francophone Literature and Film

Anna Chupa, Associate Professor, Department of Art, Architecture and Design 
Research support for a photography project on Andalusian architecture and gardens in southern Spain

Nandini Deo, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Development support to attend a workshop and develop a project on women's education in Afghanistan and research support for a workshop and book project focusing on India, Mobilizing Beyond Religion and Gender

Khurram Hussain, Associate Professor, Department of Religion Studies 
Development support for a winter trip to Egypt and Tunisia to develop a new course on the Arab Spring and research support for a new project on NYPD surveillance of Muslim student associations

Christine Kalleeny, Professor of Practice, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures 
Research support for two separate projects on the poetics and performance of Arabic poetry in Cairo, Egypt

Colleen Martell, Adjunct Professor, Department of English
Research support for an ongoing project, Liberatory Embodiment: Feminist Activism from Modernism to Postcolonialism

John Pettegrew, Associate Professor, Department of History
Development support for an ongoing book project, 'Worst Enemy' or 'Best Friend': Understanding the U.S. Marine Effort to Understand Iraqi Civilization in Wartime

Robert Rozehnal, Associate Professor, Department of Religion Studies
Development support to deliver a paper at an international conference in Paris, Flashes of Ultimate Reality: Dreams of Saints and Shrines in a Contemporary Pakistani Sufi Community and research support for an ongoing book project, Cyber-Sufis: Virtual Expressions on the American Muslim Experience

Steven Sametz, Professor, Department of Music 
Development and research support for The Jewel at the Center of the World - a series of lectures and concerts on the Lehigh campus in October 2012 that will explore the musical expressions and cross-fertilization between Islamic, Jewish and Christian cultures in medieval al-Andalus (southern Spain)

Timothy Schwarz, Professor of Practice, Department of Music
Development support for a new course on Arab music and influences in writing, poetry and contemporary musical composition and research support to perform two chamber works by Syrian-American composer, Kareem Roustom

Amardeep Singh, Associate Professor, Department of English 
Development support for a new project, The Kiplings of Lahore: Race and Religion in 1880s Punjab

Bruce Whitehouse, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Research support for an ongoing book project, Changing Dynamics of Marriage in Polygyny in Urban Mali
 

Faculty Research and Development Grants, 2011 Recipients

The Center for Global Islamic Studies awarded twelve Faculty Development Grants and Summer Faculty Research Grants for 2011. The recipients of these awards represented faculty from seven different departments within the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education. 

Saladin Ambar, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Race, Islam, and Changing Notions of National Identity

Taïeb Berrada, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Clandestine Narratives: Illegal Immigration in Postcolonial Francophone Literature and Film
The Intrusive Image: Archive Fever and North African Postcoloniality in France in Michael Haneke’s Caché

Khurram Hussain, Predoctoral Scholar, Department of Religion Studies
Pakistani Scholars on the Rise of Islamic Extremism and Sectarianism

Michael Kramp, Associate Professor, Department of English
The Victorian Literary Imagination of Africa

Ziad Munson, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Organizing Terrorism: Islam & the Development of Political Violence

Robert Rozehnal, Associate Professor, Department of Religion Studies
Cyber-Sufis: Muslim Identity, Politics andPiety Online and Islamophobia: (mis)Representing Muslims in the Mass Media

Tim Schwarz, Professor of Practice, Department of Music
A Study, Commission and Performance of Arab Influences in Classical Music

Vera Stegmann, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Literature and Culture Among Turkish Immigrants in Germany

Bruce Whitehouse, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Changing Dynamics of Marriage and Polygyny in Urban Mali

Alex Wiseman, Associate Professor, College of Education
The Impact of ICT-Integrated National Education Systems on “Durable Inequalities” in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
The Impact of International Education Assessment on Educational Policymaking in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

 

Faculty Research and Development Grants, 2010 Recipients

In 2010, the Center for Global Islamic Studies awarded eleven Summer Research Grants and Development Grants to elevenLehigh faculty from eight different departments across the College of Arts and Sciences.  The award winners included:

Taieb Berrada, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Clandestine Narratives

Katherine Crassons, Associate Professor, Department of English
Hermeneutics, Faith and Mohammed’s Dove

Nandini Deo, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Afghanistan Project and Democracy and Dictatorship-Bangladesh

Ziad Munson, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Islam, Ideology, and Political Violence

Miren Edurne Portela, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Complicating “Integration”: Najat El Hachmi’s El ultimo patriarca (2008)

Robert Rozehnal, Associate Professor, Department of Religion Studies
Islam and Globalization: Muslim Voices Across the 21st Century Umma and The Virtual Umma: American Muslims in Cyberspace

John Savage, Associate Professor, Department of History
Medieval Civilization (HIST 150)-Course Development

Amardeep Singh, Associate Professor, Department of English
Modernism in South Asian Literature

Vera Stegmann, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Focus on Turkish German Authors: Zager Senocak and Ermine Sevgi Ozdamar

Bruce Whitehouse, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Changing Dynamics of Marriage and Polygyny in Urban Mali  and Global Anthropologies of Islam-Course Development

Aladdin Yaqub, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Al-Ghazali on Divine Will