Graduate Students

This page lists resources and activities especially for graduate students. Be sure to also check out the Center’s general student resources.

Graduate Studies
Duke-UNC Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies

Graduate students in all departments and schools at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill are eligible to enroll this certificate program, which trains students for interdisciplinary research in Middle East studies.

Graduate program in Islamic Studies

A subfield in the Religious Department’s Ph.D. program.

M.A. in Romance Languages with a concentration in Franco-Arab Studies

A newly established M.A. concentration that spans French and Arabic studies

Educating Librarians in the Middle East Fellowship

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is seeking doctoral student applicants interested in Middle Eastern Studies and librarianship. These two-year Fellowships are funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS). View the informational flyer.


Resources & Activities
The Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Islamic Studies Conference

Since 2004, graduate students from Duke and UNC have collaborated on an annual conference on Islamic studies in the spring semester.

Islam in the Global Context Speaker Series

A multi-disciplinary initiative run by UNC graduate students that showcases the diverse research carried out by Duke and UNC graduate students at public lectures held several times each semester.

“Islam Reading” Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Working Group

A monthly gathering that offers a comfortable environment where graduate students from UNC and Duke can explore critical ideas and network with fellow grad students whose research touches upon topics in the study of Islam and Muslims. Email for more information.

Job postings

Sponsored by the Study of Islam Section, American Academy of Religion. You should also consult the employment listings from the Middle East Studies Association.


Resources for Teaching Resources for Language Instruction
Center for Faculty Excellence (UNC)
Media Resources Center (UNC)
ITS Teaching and Learning (UNC)
Center for Instructional Technology (Duke)
Foreign Language Resource Center (UNC)
Dey 110 Instructional Resources Lab (UNC)
National Middle East Language Resource Center