I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow with the Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin (through summer 2020).
Professional Development Award from The University of Texas’s Graduate School to fund my participation in the Middle East Studies Association’s annual conference in San Antonio
The Graduate School also provided me with a Professional Development Travel Award to participate in the Egypt in the Great War symposium at Pembroke College, Oxford.
I was a finalist for a Fulbright scholar grant for Egypt for the 2016-2017 year when the program was cancelled due to security concerns.
A Summer Research Scholarship from the Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin, allowed me to spend a week in London doing preliminary archival work before writing my dissertation proposal.
Much of my doctoral program was funded through the University of Texas’s Staff Educational Benefit, as I was a full time employee of the University during my first five years in the program.
2011 & 2004
I have received grants through the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad to participate in two seminars: “Between East and West” in Turkey and Cyprus in 2004 & “Religious Diversity in North Africa” in Morocco and Tunisia, 2011.
I was the principal grant-writer and co-leader (with Kamran Scot Aghaie) for a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program that allowed us to take a group of 14 secondary school teachers from Texas and Maryland to Egypt in the summer of 2005.
Through the National Council on US-Arab Relations, I received a Malone Fellowship in Arab and Islamic Studies that allowed me to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in November 2005.
I also have significant experience reading and reviewing applications for grant and award programs. I have served as a review panelist for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad program on several occasions, as both panelist and chair of the Middle East Book Award committee, and I have chaired the selection committee for the National Council for the Social Studies’ Award for Global Understanding given in honor of James M. Becker.