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Yemen Papers at MESA 2020

Updated: Oct 3

This year MESA will be a Zoom meeting online. AIYS will not host an "Information Meeting" during the conference, but will host one in December to reflect on events in Yemen during the past year. Information on this will be posted in the news blog.


There are several papers on Yemen this year, as noted below... Note that the time given is for the start of the panel and not the individual paper. As a MESA member you can access more details on the papers and panels on the MESA website. All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time (e.g., NY and Washington DC time zone).


AIYS is sponsoring two panels:

  1. [P5813] Yemen's Futures: Lessons from the Past (Wednesday, 10/14/20 11:00 am)

  2. [P5994] Narratives in Conflict: Articulations of Identity Politics in Yemen's War (Wednesday, 10/07/20 11:00 am)

Below are the various papers on Yemen:

  1. [P5916] "What if we thought about citizenship less as some set of rights that one has (or does not have) and more" Stacey Philbrick Yadav (Tuesday, 10/06/20) 11 am)

  2. [P5813-24543] "Lessons from Yemen's Past: Restoring Agricultural Diversity in the northern Highlands" by Andre Gingrich (Wednesday, 10/14/20 11:00 am)

  3. [P5894-25023] Anthologies as Educational Tools in the Tayyibi Ismaili Tradition by Samer Traboulsi (Monday, 10/05/20 11:00 am)

  4. [P5853-24150] Countering Gender Stereotypes: An Ethnographic Case Study from Yemen by Najwa Adra (Wednesday, 10/07/20 01:30 pm)

  5. [P6237-24064] Framing Conflict in the Middle East: The Case of Yemen and Syria Wars in the European Media by Moosa Elayah (Monday, 10/05/20 11:00 am)

  6. [P5861-24850] From al-Akhdam to al-Muhamashin: Genealogical Imagination, Power, and Resistance in Yemen’s Black Minority by Gokh Amin Alshaif (Wednesday, 10/14/20 01:30 pm)

  7. [P5994-24449] From Believing Youth to Bureaucrats: Adaptive representations of Houthi identity in Yemen’s media by Hannah Porter (Wednesday, 10/07/20 11:00 am)

  8. [P5994-24438] In the Name of Security: A Critique of the Disruptive Force of Foreign Intervention in Yemen by Waleed Mahdi (Wednesday, 10/07/20 11:00 am)

  9. [P6237-24603] Muslim Hunger Strikes as Secular Critique in Yemen by W. Flagg Miller (Monday, 10/05/20 11:00 am)

  10. [P6237-25471] Patronage as Containment: The Cases of al-Islah and the STC by Fernando R. Carvajal (Monday, 10/05/20 11:00 am)

  11. [P5813-24075] Rebuilding Arabia Felix: Will Yemen be Allowed to Develop Itself? by Daniel Martin Varisco (Wednesday, 10/14/20 11:00 am)

  12. [P5813-25585] The Fiction of a Central Yemeni State by Gregory D. Johnsen (Wednesday, 10/14/20 11:00 am)

  13. [P5920-24322] The Memoirs of an “Unperson”: The Case of a Yemeni Dissident Shaykh by Marieke Brandt (Monday, 10/05/20 11:00 am)

  14. [P6164-24898] The Ottoman Imperial Legacy on Turkish Nation Building: An Analysis of the General Inspectorates (1895 - 1945) by Erdem Ilter (Wednesday, 10/14/20 01:30 pm)

  15. [P5933-24897] Traces of Absence: How the trauma of the Yemenite, Mizrahi and Balkan Kidnapped Children Affair is present in home movies and photographs by Natalie Haziza (Wednesday, 10/14/20 01:30 pm)

  16. [P5908-24769] Transforming Yemen: Divergent Saudi and Emirati Intervention Strategies by Tyler Parker (Monday, 10/05/20 01:30 pm)

  17. [P6237-24485] Yemeni Smuggling: Land Control and Selective Law Enforcement as Tools of Patronage by Erik Rudicky (Monday, 10/05/20 11:00 am)

  18. [P5994-24561] “The Words Pierce Hearts”: Affect, Nationalism and Congruence in the Houthi Zamil by Emily Sumner (Wednesday, 10/07/20 11:00 am)


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