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Video: The Uyghur Crisis in China

Published: December 2, 2019

A panel of experts discuss the ongoing human rights crisis in northwestern China (Xinjiang/East Turkestan) at UCLA. Panelists focus on the history of the Uyghur community, ethnicity and religion in China, international relations, and human rights advocacy. This public event was sponsored by the UCLA Islamic Studies Program, the Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES),…

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Nile Green Awarded 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship

Published: October 27, 2019

Historian Nile Green has been awarded a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Professor Green will use his fellowship to complete a concise book that asks “What is global Islam and where did it come from?” For more information about the award and Dr. Green’s research, please visit his Fellow page on the…

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Kevan Harris Named Co-Recipient of 2018 Nikki Keddie Award

Published: October 27, 2019

Congratulations to UC Press author Kevan Harris, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has received the Middle Eastern Studies Association’s 2018 Nikki Keddie Book Award. Announced at last night’s awards ceremony, Harris is being recognized for his book, A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran, and for his outstanding…

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Faculty Publication: Lamia Balafrej: The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

Published: October 20, 2019

Faculty affiliate Lamia Balafrej’s latest work, The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting, has been published by Edinburgh University Press. The text reveals how artists engaged with theories of authorship in Persian painting, using aspects of composition, facture, and representation to define artistic authority. Professor Balafrej has also published on cross-cultural relations in…

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Luke Yarbrough Wins 2019 Al-Masāq Article Prize

Published: July 10, 2019

NELC Assistant Professor Luke Yarbrough has been awarded the 2019 Al-Masāq Article Prize for his article “A Christian Shi’i, and Other Curious Confreres: Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr on Getting Along with Unbelievers,” published in al-Masāq in 2018. The prize was awarded for the best article in 2017 and 2018. Past awardees of this prize can be…

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