(University of Pittsburgh / Affiliated EUME Fellow 2014-15)
Chair: Cilja Harders
(FU Berlin / EUME)
Social Sciences of the Arab World: General Characteristics and Fields of Presence
Mohammed Bamyeh (University of Pittsburgh / Affiliated EUME Fellow 2014/2015), Chair: Cilja Harders (Otto Suhr Institut für Politikwissenschaft / EUME)
Freie Universität Berlin, Ihnestr. 22, 14195 Berlin, Room G
During the term of his affiliation, Mohammed Bamyeh will be putting together the final draft of the Arab Social Science Monitor’s (ASSM) first report on the conditions of social sciences in the Arab World. This report will be a product of a collaborative process involving many social scientists based in the Arab World, Europe, and US, and he serves as its lead author. The first report focuses on the question of “presence”: where are the social sciences to be found in the Arab World? To that end, the report identifies three spheres of such presence: universities, research institutes, and the public sphere. The report is designed to present original data on all spheres, as well as qualitative analyses of some of the most positive trends.
Please find a study on Bamyeh's work here.
Mohammed Bamyeh is professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and the current editor of International Sociology Reviews (ISR). He has held the Hubert Humphrey chair in International Studies at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and the SSRC-MacArthur Fellowship in International Peace and Security. He has previously taught at Georgetown University, New York University, SUNY Buffalo, and the University of Massachusetts.
He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. His subsequent areas of interest have included processes of cultural change as reflected in Islamic histories, global processes, intellectual and social movements, as well as social theory, especially anarchism. He is currently involved in studying the Arab revolutions as well as theories of tradition. His books include Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East (ed., 2012); Anarchy as Order (2009); Of Death and Dominion (2007); The Ends of Globalization (2000); and The Social Origins of Islam: Mind, Economy, Discourse (1999). He has also edited Palestine America (2003); Literature and Revolution (as a special issue of the Arab-American journal Mizna, 2012); and co-edited (with Brett Neilson) Drugs in Motion: Toward a Materialist Tracking of Global Mobilities (2009).
Mohammed Bamyeh is the founding editor of the journal Passages: Journal of Transnational and Transcultural Studies, the former book series editor of “World Heritage Studies on Multiculturalism and Transnationalism,” and the current co-editor of the book series “Tracking Globalization” (Indiana UP).