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Dr. Pitelka Earns Distinguished Professorship

June 13, 2022

We here at DAMES are proud to announce that Dr. Morgan Pitelka has earned the honor of being a Bernard L. Herman Distinguished Professor. His appointment begins July 1st, 2022. Appointment to a distinguished professorship is one of the highest … Read more

DAMES 2022 May Commencement

May 23, 2022

Earlier this month, DAMES was fortunate to host an in-person commencement ceremony for our recent graduates. While it was a rousing success and we were so delighted to see everyone, we also know that not everyone could make it, and … Read more

Dr. Yaghoobi Appointed New Director of CMEIS

April 26, 2022

Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi, Roshan Associate Professor and Inaugural Director of Persian studies here in DAMES, has been appointed to serve in the role of Director at the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies (CMEIS). Those of us who … Read more

DAMES Korean Program Achievements!

February 28, 2022

What’s been quiet during COVID? Not the DAMES Korean program! Please find below a brief snapshot of our students’ incredible achievements over these past couple of years, evidence of their hard work and determination in the face of global crisis. … Read more

Meet the Grad Students: Samir Sefiane!

September 24, 2021

Here’s a little bit about Samir, one of the students in the first DAMES graduate program cohort! Tell us about yourself! I graduated from North Carolina State University last year with a Bachelor’s in History and a Middle East studies … Read more