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Democracy’s Decline: Global Graduate-Student Symposium

June 27, 2023

Students from the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (DAMES), the Global MA Program, and the TransAtlantic Masters Program (TAM) took part in the inaugural Global Graduate-Student Symposium at UNC-CH on March 3rd, 2023. Focusing on democracy’s decline, the … Read more

An Interview with Dr. Kief!

June 27, 2023

I interviewed Dr. I Jonathan Kief, an assistant professor in our Korean program, about his research endeavors during his recent academic leave, his classes here at UNC, and so much more! Read on, but here, have a spoiler: there are … Read more

An Interview with DAMES Grad Student Samir Sefiane

April 27, 2023

Curious about the graduate students in our MA program? You’re in luck! I interviewed Samir Sefiane, who’s graduating in just a few short weeks, about his research and his experiences with us over the past two years! I know you … Read more

Claudia Yaghoobi and Robin Visser Achieve Rank of Full Professor

April 21, 2023

Celebratory news: Drs. Claudia Yaghoobi and Robin Visser have been promoted to full professor! We are deeply fortunate to have their knowledge and passion here in DAMES. Dr. Yaghoobi’s upcoming works include: Transnational Culture in the Iranian Armenian Diaspora (forthcoming … Read more

An Interview with Teaching Professor Fumi Iwashita

April 19, 2023

Recently I interviewed Teaching Professor Fumi Iwashita, who teaches in the Japanese program with us, to get the scoop on everything from her classes to her cool hobbies. Read on to learn more about Professor Iwashita and all she does … Read more

Caroline Williams: First DAMES Grad Student Defends Thesis!

April 17, 2023

Caroline Williams, a member of the first cohort of the DAMES graduate program, successfully defended her master’s thesis last month, the title of which is The Geo-Gendered Contradiction of U.S. Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency Policies in the Middle East. All of … Read more

Professor Shemer Earns Schwab Academic Excellence Award

April 17, 2023

Congratulations are in order: Dr. Yaron Shemer has received the 2023 Schwab Academic Excellence Award! The award recognizes one faculty member from each College of Arts and Sciences department in the arts, humanities, and qualitative social sciences. Selected faculty, nominated … Read more