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AIYS U.S. Scholars Fellowship Grantees

This page lists current and former grantees of the U.S. Scholars Research Fellowship. For more information about the fellowship and how you can apply, click here.

2023 Fellows
  • Adam Bailey, University of Chicago

    • "History of Yemeni Trade and Culinary Identity"​

    • Travel Destination/s: London, England

  • Lily Filson, Independent Scholar

    • "Sixteenth – Century Yemen through the Early Modern European Kens(es) at the Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome"​

    • Travel Destination/s: Rome Italy

  • Matei Tichindelean, University of California, Los Angeles

    • "Nomads, Metals, and Yemeni-Northeast African Cultural Contact in the Bronze Age"​

    • Travel Destination/s: Cambridge, Edinburgh, and London, United Kingdom

2022 Fellows
  • Gokh Amin Alshaif, University of California, Santa Barbara

    • "Native Outsiders: Black Yemenis in 19th and 20th Century Yemen"​

    • Travel Destination/s: London, England

  • Sara Swetzoff, Howard University/ Eastern Connecticut State University

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

    • Travel Destination/s: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2021 Fellows
  • Raashid Satpal Goyal, Cornell University

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

    • Travel Destination/s: Leiden, Netherlands

2020 Fellows
  • Gabriel W. Lavin, University of California, Los Angeles

    • "Aden’s Early Recording Industry: Cultural Production, Politics, and the Regional Influence of a Colonial Indian Ocean Port City, c. 1930-1950"​

    • Travel Destination/s: London, England

2019 Fellows
  • Jason Everett Weimar, Johns Hopkins University

    • "Taxes and Letter Genres in Ancient Yemen: New Insights from the Leiden Collection of Ancient South Arabian Stick Inscriptions"​

    • Travel Destination/s: Leiden, Netherlands

2018 Fellows
  • Samuel England, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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

    • Travel Destination/s: Beirut, Lebanon

  • Samuel Liebhaber, University of California, Los Angeles

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

    • Travel Destination/s: Rabat, Morocco

2017 Fellows
  • Neama Alamri, University of California, Merced

    • "Remembering the 1930 Race Riot in South Shields: A Historical Look at Labor and Empire in the Yemeni Diaspora"​

    • Travel Destination/s: South Shields, England

2016 Fellows
  • Asher Orkaby, Harvard University

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

    • Travel Destination/s: Switzerland & England

  • Ashwak Hauter, University of California, Berkeley & San Francisco

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

    • Travel Destination/s: Amman, Jordan; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Liverpool, England

2015 Fellows
  • William Zimmerle, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    • "The Dhofar Ethnoarchaeologu Preservation Project: Documenting the Yemeni Cuboid Incense Burner in the Dhofar of the Sultanate of Oman"

    • Travel Destination/s: Cambridge, England; Liverpool, England; Dhofar, Oman

2014 Fellows
  • Krista Lewis, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    • "Land of Frankincense:  Archaeological Excavations at Al-Baleed"

    • Travel Destination/s: Al-Baleed, Oman

2013 Fellows
  • Ted Papenfuss, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California/ California Academy of Sciences

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

    • Travel Destination/s: Sudan & Eritrea

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