Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Members of the IR-IS Research Cohort

Personalities who expressed to help and be part of the cohort so far:

ABDELKADER, Deina is currently an assistant professor in the department of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Abdelkader is a Comparitivist and International Relations specialist. Her scholarly interests and research, focus on the Middle East and North Africa, Comparative Democratization in the Muslim World, Islamic Activism, and the Role of Muslim Women in Religious Interpretation. She is the author of Social Justice in Islam (2000) and Islamic Activists: The Anti-Enlightenment Democrats (Pluto Press, 2011). She has also authored a number of articles; her latest is: Coercion, Peace and the Issue of Jihad in the Digest of Middle East Studies, and a forthcoming book chapter titled: "Modernity, Islam and Religious Activism", The New Global Order and the Middle East, Ashgate Publishers, (forthcoming Fall, 2012). Abdelkader is also one of two women on the Islamic Jurisprudential Council of North America (Fiqh Council of North America) and she is also part of the editorial board of the Digest of Middle East Studies, and the new President of Voile: “Voices of Islamic Law and Ethics”. <deina_abdelkader@uml.edu>

ACOSTA, Eduardo Erazo is a sociologist at the Research on Religion and Migration at the University of Nariño in Pasto, Colombia. <rueduardo2000@hotmail.com>

ADIONG, Nassef Manabilang is the founder of the IR-IS Research Cohort. <info@nassef-m-adiong.com>

ARAJ, Victoria Dimitri is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey and a PhD candidate in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK.  Her research interests include Turkish Foreign Policy, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, relations between Turkey and Israel, state building and peace building. <victoriaaraj@sabanciuniv.edu>

ARNAKIM, Lili Yulyadi Bin is a visiting scholar at the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia. <yulyadi@yahoo.com>

DALAY, Galip is a PhD student in International Relations at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He is also a research assistant under the political research wing of SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research in Ankara. He has co-authored with Hatem Ete and Mustafa Altunoglu the “Dominant Party Politics and Justice and Development Party” (SETA Foundation, 2013). <galip.dalay@gmail.com>

DUDERIJA, Adis is a senior lecturer in gender studies at the University of Malaya. He is the sole author of “Constructing Religiously Ideal Believer and Muslim Woman Concepts: Neo-Traditional Salafi and Progressive Muslim Methods of Interpretation (Manahij),” (Palgrave, 2011) and a forthcoming edited book entitled “Maqasid Al Shari ah and Contemporary Muslim Reformist Thought” (Palgrave, 2014). His research interests in Islamic Studies are gender and Islam, contemporary reformist Muslim thought, and Islamic hermeneutics. <adisduderija@gmail.com>

ERSOY, Eyüp is a PhD candidate in International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. He is an assistant editor of Review of International Law and Politics published USAK International Strategic Research Organization. His article on “Bringing Religion Back In: Debating Religion in International Politic” was published in All Azimuth: A Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace in 2012. He has written a book entitled “Turkish-Chinese Military Relations: Spinning More, Moving Less” (Ankara: USAK Publications, 2008). <eyupersoy@hotmail.com>

HAQUE, Mohammad Mohibul is an assistant professor of the department of political science at Aligarh Muslim University in India. In 2011, he authored a book entitled “International Terrorism and Violence: A Human Rights Perspective” published by Manak Publications (New Delhi) in collaboration with Aligarh Muslim University Press (Aligarh). He also contributed several articles and research papers in national and international journals, magazines, and newspapers. He has been a panelist for discussions on TV and other public fora. He is the recipient of the President of India Dr. Shankardayal Sharma Gold Medal. His areas of interest are Political Theory, International Politics, Poltical Islam, Indian Polity, Terrorism and Human Rights. His email address is <mohibulhaque@gmail.com>. 

KIDWAI, A.R.M. Saleem is a professor in School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He was a twice recipient of Fulbright Fellowship. He has authored four books and several journal articles. He is the director of the International Centre for Peace Studies in New Delhi and the president of the Centre for the Study of Muslim World and Democracy. He travelled extensively and visited Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, China, Thailand, Austria, the UK, France, and the USA. <kidwaisaleemjnu@gmail.com>

KUMAR, Rajeesh is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament in the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He co-edited with Navaz Nizar the “Islam, Islamist Movements and Democracy in Middle East: Challenges, Opportunities and Responses” (New Delhi: Global Vision Publishing House, 2012), and co-edited with Daniel Daianu, Giorgio Basevi and Carlo D’Adda the “Eurozone Crisis and the Future of Europe:  Political Economy of Further Integration and Governance” (London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming in 2013). <rajeeshkumaar@gmail.com>

MAURIELLO, Raffaele is an Italian historian of the modern Middle East. He holds a PhD in Islamic Civilization: History and Philology from the Sapienza, University of Rome (Italy). He has published several peer-reviewed essays and chapters in edited volumes on Shi‘a Islam history and on Iranian and Iraqi geopolitical affairs. He is also a translator of both Arabic and Persian languages. In 2013, he was awarded the World Prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of Islamic Studies for his monograph Descendants of the Family of the Prophet in Contemporary History: A Case Study, the Šī‘ī Religious Establishment of al-Naǧaf (Iraq) published on December 2011 by Fabrizio Serra. He can be contacted through his email address, i.e. <raffaele.mauriello@me.com>.

PARRAY, Tauseef Ahmad is a doctoral candidate at Aligarh Muslim University in India. His research interests involve Islam and democracy, modern Islamic political thought, and Qur’anic studies. His latest article is ‘Democracy in Islam: Views of Several Modern Muslim Scholars’ published in American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences. <tauseef.parray21@gmail.com>

SAYIN, Yusuf is a PhD candidate in International Relations at Selçuk University. He has written a master thesis entitled “Uluslararası İlişkiler ve Din: İslam’ın Dış Politika Kuramı (International Relations and Religion: Islam, Foreign Policy Theory).” <yusuf.sayin@hotmail.com.tr>

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