AIYS American Fellows

2022 AIYS American Fellows

• Gokh Amin Alshaif "Native Outsiders: Black Yemenis in 19th and 20th Century Yemen"

• Sara Swetzoff "Political Imagination and Shared Values in the Ethio-Yemeni Migrant Community of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia"

2021 AIYS American Fellows


• Raashid Satpal Goyal "War and Law in the First Islamic Polity: A Study of the Terms of Capitulation Tradition"


2020 AIYS American Fellows


• Richard F. Harrod “Yemen and the United States in the Time of the Ḥamīd al-Dīn Imāms, 1945 - 1962” 
• Gabriel W. Lavin “Aden’s Early Recording Industry: Cultural Production, Politics, and the Regional Influence of a Colonial Indian Ocean Port City, c. 1930-1950”

2019 AIYS American Fellows

• Jason Everett Weimar, MA "Taxes and Letter Genres in Ancient Yemen: New Insights from the Leiden Collection of Ancient South Arabian Stick Inscriptions"

2018 AIYS American Fellows


• Samuel England "Arab Renaissance along the Red Sea: Expatriate Politics and Literature of Yemen"

• Samuel Liebhaber "Muḥammad Maḥmūd al-Zubayrī’s A Prayer in Hell: Translation and Commentary."

2017 AIYS American Fellows

* Naema Alamri "Remembering the 1930 Race Riot in South Shields: A Historical Look at Labor and Empire in the Yemeni Diaspora"

This page provides the names of previous recipients. For information on the annual fellowship application, click here.


2016 AIYS American Fellows


• Asher Orkaby "Egypt’s Chemical War in Yemen (1963-1967) and the Limits of a Historic Taboo"

• Ashwak Hauter "Scenes of Islah and Ruh: Medical Expertise in Yemen in the Aftermath of the Arab Uprising"

2015 AIYS American Fellows


• Ted Papenfuss "Faunal exchange across the Red Sea between Africa and Yemen: using amphibians and reptiles to test scenarios"


2014 AIYS American Fellows

• Krista Lewis “Land of Frankincense:  Archaeological Excavations at Al-Baleed.”

earlier fellows to come