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Engaging Books Series: New York University Press Selections on the Arab Uprisings

[This Engaging Books belongs to ASI and MESPI’s year-long effort to mark, interrogate, and reflect on the Arab uprisings by producing resources for educators, researchers, students, and journalists to understand the last decade of political upheaval historically and in the lived present. To check...

Essential Readings: Uprisings, Resistance, and Popular Mobilization in the Middle East and North Africa

[This Essential Readings belongs to ASI and MESPI’s year-long effort to mark, interrogate, and reflect on the Arab uprisings by producing resources for educators, researchers, students, and journalists to understand the last decade of political upheaval historically and in the lived present. To...

Teaching Anthropology of the Economic from the Middle East: An Interview with Julia Elyachar, by Jacob Bessen

[In anticipation of releasing the second Pedagogy JadMag, MESPI is giving readers a sneak-peek into one of the feature interviews. Jacob Bessen interviewed Julia Elyachar on her studies and teaching experiences.] Jacob Bessen: Across your publications, you contend with and challenge economic...

 

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E N G A G I N G    B O O K S 

Engaging Books is a series that highlights important new texts by various publishers on a given theme, along with an excerpt from each volume, for teaching, review, and research purposes. Click here for E.B. posts. 

A R C H I V E S M O D U L E

MESPI’s Archive Module will host a wide array of open source archival resources and documents to serve educators and researchers. Researchers will also have the opportunity to upload documents to archives module.

Syllabus Tool! What?

True! MESPI is working on its biggest project yet: A Syllabus-Building Tool, geared primarily for the survey course. It will draw on both the MESPI community and curated resources as well as on the Knowledge Production Project to furnish a variety of choices and models. Educators would select the topic or country on which they seek resources, identify the category (Book, Peer-Reviewed Article, etc.), reading load (number of pages/week), and level (introductory, intermediate, advanced). The interactive tool would guide them through the retrieval of these resources.

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The Ten Years On Project Presents: Teaching the Arab Uprisings

Shirin Hafez and Women of the Midan

Interview: Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins’ Essential Readings: Land, Water, & the Environment in the OPT

Theory Buzz Podcast Hosts Wendy Brown: In the Ruins of Neoliberalism

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Europe and the Middle East Podcast

by Status Audio Journal Hosts

Does the Arab Region have an Agrarian Question?

by Max Ajl

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Middle East Learn and Teach Series: Iraq with Panel Discussion on the 18th Anniversary of US-led Invasion of Iraq

Jadaliyya Editors

19 March 2021 marks eighteen years since the US-led invasion of Iraq. Jadaliyya’s editors have prepared this bouquet of articles, podcasts, live event recordings, and more as part of the Arab Studies Institute’s (ASI) Middle East Learn and Teach (MELT) series. You will find materials from ASI’s various platforms, including Jadaliyya, Status/الوضع, and the Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI).

Middle East Learn and Teach Series: Syria

Jadaliyya Syria Page Editors

Syria has been less and less in the news, but by no means is this a reflection of developments on the ground. In an effort to keep our readers/listeners/viewers engaged with Syria’s current moment and significant developments, we bring you this curation of knowledge production on Syria, published recently by various ASI platforms. Educators, researchers, and knowledge seekers in general may find these materials productive for their purposes.

MESPI's one-stop Shop

MESPI is a curated interactive platform for Middle East Studies resources, specifically tailored for the needs of teachers, researchers, and students. It is a one-stop-shop for course design on the macro level, lesson planning on the micro level, and for scholarship vis-a-vis specific topics, countries, and disciplines. The MESPI project strives to reorient the way educators and students research, learn, and teach the Middle East. 

Our Global community

The MESPI platform makes approaching scholarship and teaching accessible to all, through creating  a community/network of educators and  building partnerships with research centers, organizations, and projects that will constitute its evolving decision-making body. This project thus becomes that of a community interested in providing a more critical alternative to existing mainstream pedagogic materials/approaches.

Syllabus tool & bank

MESPI’S Syllabus-Building Tool will draw on both the MESPI community and curated resources as well as on the Knowledge Production Project to furnish a variety of choices and models. Educators would select the topic or country on which they seek resources, identify the category, reading load, and level of instruction. The interactive tool would guide them through the retrieval of these resources.

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