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MENA Graduate Student Group

The graduate student branch of the Middle East and North African Studies Program seeks to advance the scholarly interests of Northwestern graduate students pursuing research on any topic in the MENA region. Open to all students in Northwestern's graduate and professional programs, MENA Grad meets at least once a quarter. It hosts roundtable discussions, professionalization workshops and other events in conjunction with the MENA Studies program.  Students interested in joining can email the current co-chairs to be added to the MENA Grad listserv.


Current Co-Chair

Kyle Craig, Anthropology


Past Co-Chairs


Hazal Özdemir, History
Keegan Terek, Anthropology


Nicholas Bascuñan-Wiley, Sociology
Matthew Bent, Interdisciplinary Program in Theatre and Drama


Azadeh Safaeian, Comparative Literary Studies
Noran Mohamed, French and Italian


Rana Khoury, Political Science
Arif Camoglu, English


Magda Boutros, Sociology
Mona Oraby, Political Science


Sean Lee, Political Science
Rory Sykes, Art History

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