Message from the President

Founded in April 2010, AALIMS reached a milestone at its third anniversary. As a sign of becoming an established organization, we have experienced our first “change of the guard.”

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AALIMS-Pomona Graduate Student workshop

Date: April 21-22, 2017

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Location: Pomona College

All sessions are free and open to the public.

This workshop provides a forum for graduate students writing dissertations on Islam or the Muslim world. It features selected students who will present work in progress to an audience consisting of both faculty and graduate students. The event will also provide opportunities for graduate students in the field to meet one another as well as established scholars. AALIMS will continue to organize graduate student workshops periodically at various locations.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Graduate Student Workshop

8.30-10.00 Session I

Chair: Thomas Pepsinky (Cornell University)

Kerry Persen (Stanford University)

The Moderates’ Dilemma: Obstacles to Mobilization Against Islamist Extremism in Indonesia

Maxim Ananyev (UCLA) and Michael Poyker (UCLA)

Nation-Building and Civil Conflict: Theory and Evidence from Boko Haram and Tuareg Insurgencies


10.00-10.15 Coffee Break


10.15-12.30 Session II

Chair: Lisa Blaydes (Stanford University)

Matthew Nanes (University of California at San Diego)

Police Integration and Support for Anti-Government Violence in Divided Societies: Evidence from Iraq

Gözde Çörekçioğlu (European University Institute)

The Mayor Effect: Female Municipal Employment Under Islamist Political Rule

Saad Gulzar (New York University) and Muhammad Yasir Khan (University of California, Berkeley)

Why Do Citizens Become Politicians? Experimental Evidence on the Social Dimensions of Candidacy


12.30-2.30 Lunch