2020 Mellon Fellows
Ahmed has participated in various archaeological projects, including excavations at al-Bimarestan al-Nuri (Aleppo) and Çatalhöyük (Turkey). His other scholarly interests include ideas of cultural heritage and national identities.
Nahed’s research explores topics on English language skills, educational technology, and teacher education. She believes in the ‘learning-by-doing’ technique, and applies it in her classrooms.
Mabruk's research focuses on academic freedom in the Arab world. He argues that while academic freedom is still a novel concept in the Arab world, a global threat to academia and free thought is evident even within the liberal apparatus in the West.
Teoman's research interests include political history, history of thought, migration, local governments, and ethnic studies. He has been collaborating as a social worker and interpreter with several non-governmental organizations on issues related to refugees in Turkey.