School on Theorizing from the Global South
The Arab Council for the Social Sciences, the Afro-Asian Futures Past Research Program, and the Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (University of the Witwatersrand) are jointly organizing a five-day School entitled “Theorizing from the Global South: African and Arab Imaginaries and Circulations” to be held on October 21-25, 2019 at the American University of Beirut. The school is aimed at African and Arab researchers interested in the idea of the Global South as well as the affinities between African and Arab imaginaries. This is a fully-funded competitive opportunity that will cover all of the participants’ travel, accommodation and meal expenses. Applications deadline is June 30, 2019. For more information on the school and the application process, please click here.
Research Program Coordinator Position in Beirut
We invite applications from outstanding candidates to fill the position of Research Program Coordinator. This is a full-time position based in Beirut that will begin in March 2019 for an initial probationary period of 3 months, with the possibility of the extension of the contract for a further 45 months. For more information, please click here.
Early Career Fellows Program
Apply to the Arab Council for the Social Sciences Early Career Fellows Program for a one-year fully-funded opportunity to affiliate a postdoctoral research project (less than three-years out of the PhD) to Afro-Asian Futures Past. Competition opens in February 2019 and deadline is the last week of May 2019. Fellowships may begin in September 2019 the earliest and in January 2020 the latest. For more information, please send an email with “postdoc query” in the subject line.
Afro-Asian Futures Past welcomes affiliation requests from international scholars and postgraduates students, and considers them on a rolling basis throughout the year. To apply, please email
a cover letter that clearly outlines, links and justifies the proposed research project’s affiliation to the program during the proposed research stay at AUB, the length of the requested affiliation, a CV and a letter from the host institution with “affiliation request” in the subject line.