Symposium "Contentious politics in the Middle East and North Africa: bridging theory, disciplines and methodological approaches"

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Call for Papers
March 30, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Middle East History / Studies, Political History / Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences

The University of Naples, L'Orientale welcomes paper proposals for its first STREETPOL Symposium on "Contentious politics in the Middle East and North Africa: bridging theory, displiciplines and methodological approaches" (4th- 6th October 2018, Island of Procida). Combining an academic conference with a workshop the Symposium is open to graduate students, independent researchers, junior and senior scholars. Read the full call for proposals here

The event is organised by Ruth Hanau Santini, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Naples, L'Orientale and Hugo Leal, Research Fellow at CRASSH at Cambridge University, and will take place in the splendid island of Procida. The three-day programme is evenly divided between a conference and a workshop during which we aim at exploring and debating the evolution of contentious politics in the MENA region since the Arab uprisings as well as the challenges and opportunities currently faced by scholars interested in the area. 

To submit a paper proposal, please send your name, affiliation, contact information and preferred venue (conference or workshop) toghether with a short bio and abstract  (up to 500 words including paper title) to Dr. Irene Costantini at: and/or to Dr. Edoardo Baldaro at by March 30th 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 20th. Full papers are expected by September 15th. A selection of papers presented at the conference will be considered for publishing as a special issue in a peer-reviewed academic journal. 


Contact Info: 

Irene Costantini, Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Naples, L'Orientale 

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