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Visiting Scholars

The Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations welcomes visiting scholars.

How to apply: Researchers who wish to apply for visiting scholar affiliation with the Center should begin by approaching a faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for research collaboration and sponsorship. A list of the Center’s faculty affiliates can be found here.  If a match is found, the interested visiting scholar should contact the Center and provide a CV and a proposal outlining the intended research and the UNC faculty sponsor’s name and department. Please note that administrative fees for visiting scholars will apply.

What the Center offers: Assistance with visa paperwork, library privileges, and study space. The availability of resources such as office space is limited.

What the Center asks of Visiting Scholars: Visiting scholars are asked to provide a public lecture on their research during their stay at UNC.

For any further inquiries, or to submit your proposal, please contact Shai Tamari at tamari@unc.edu.

Housing Resources: It is the responsibility of the Visiting Scholar to find appropriate accommodation in Chapel Hill, or in the surrounding area. The links below may provide some available options.


Past & Present Visiting Scholars

 

2012-2013

Osman Nuri Kucuk
Visiting from: School of Divinity, Department of History of Islamic Sufism, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey

Asyraf Isyraqi bin Jamil
Visiting from: Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mohd Zaidi bin Daud
Visiting from: Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 


2011-2012

Ahmad Hidayat Buang
Visiting from: Visiting from: Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Ghadamali Sarami
Visiting from: Department of Persian Language and Literature, Zanjan University, Iran
American Institute of Iranian Studies Visiting Research Fellow


2010-2011

Muhammet Mustafa Cakmaklioglu
Visiting from: School of Divinity, University of Erciyes, Kayseri, Turkey


2008-2009

Receb Alpyagil
Visiting from: Faculty of Theology, Istanbul University, Turkey

Nasrollah Pourjavady
Visiting Professor of Religious Studies
Visiting from: Department of Philosophy, Tehran University, Iran
American Institute of Iranian Studies Visiting Research Fellow


2007-2008

Tanvir Anjum
Pakistan Higher Education Commission Fellow
Visiting from: Department of History, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Amal Moustafa
Fulbright Scholar
Visiting from: Department of Library Science, Cairo University, Egyp