This multidisciplinary summer institute is intended to address the needs of doctoral students and scholars researching the Middle East who may not have received formal instruction in critical political economy at their own institutions. The goal of the summer institute is to help foster critical political economy approaches to the study of the region by bringing together select faculty leaders and student participants for four days of intensive discussion of key texts in critical political economy. In addition to the faculty-led sessions on topics such as state formation, imperialism, and labor, students will be presenting and receiving feedback on their current research projects.
The Political Economy Summer Institute is a step towards creating a community of scholars working within the tradition of critical political economy on issues of historical and contemporary relevance to the Middle East. Information on the summer institute, as well as our 2017 lineup of faculty and student participants can be found below: