A 2016 International Dissertation Research Fellowship recipient, Anny Gaul is a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University. Her dissertation research combines literary, historical, and anthropological approaches in order to understand domestic kitchens in…
Middle East and North Africa
As part of the 20th anniversary series, the IDRF staff speaks with 2006 International Dissertation Research Fellowship recipient Ahmed El Shamsy.
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Photo Competition is offered every year to IDRF recipients. Prizes are awarded for the best single photo, the best self-portrait, and best photo essay following a vote by IDRF fellows and staff.
2009 SSRC-IDRF Fellow Omar Cheta recently spent twelve months in Cairo conducting archival research. He was born in Egypt, attended the American University in Cairo as an undergraduate, conducted pre-dissertation research in Cairo, and then went on to spend his IDRF tenure in Cairo as well.
2010 SSRC-IDRF fellow Samantha Iyer was in Cairo when Egypt’s uprising broke out in mid-January. Her IDRF and Fulbright-sponsored dissertation research explores the intellectual and political economic history and pre-history of US international food aid to Egypt and India.