CFPanelists MESA 2019: Quest for Status in the International Relations of the Middle East

Noa Schonmann's picture
February 6, 2019
United States
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Contemporary History, Diplomacy and International Relations, Middle East History / Studies, World History / Studies

Seeking a fourth panelist to join a panel proposal, focusing on the quest for status in the international relations of the Middle East. The proposal will be submitted to the annual conference of The Middle East Studies Association (MESA), New Orleans, November 14-17, 2019. 

The panel will link the regional scene to the booming literature on "status" in international relations. We’ll be discussing the role and dynamics of status-seeking behaviour in the Middle East, and critically assessing the utility of this concept/theory in deepening our understanding of regional power and identity politics. 

Papers offering regional surveys, theoretical insights, or single country case studies are welcome.


Please forward paper abstracts (300-400 words) ASAP, and no later than Wednesday 6 February, to

Paper abstracts should be scholarly, with a strong, focused statement of thesis or significance, clear goals and methodology, well-organized research data, specified sources, and convincing, coherent conclusions. These are the criteria by which the program committee will conduct its review.

Contact Info: 

Dr Noa Schonmann
University Lecturer in International Relations of the Middle East
Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS)
Faculty of Humanities


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