TARII Awards 2019 US Fellowships

TARII was encouraged and excited to receive so many strong applications for our 2019 US fellowships. Unfortunately, we cannot award all of the great research being done on and in Iraq at the moment but we are working towards expanding our research funding. We are excited to announce, after a full review by a scholarly committee, this year’s TARII US Fellows are:

  • Andrew Alger, (City University of New York): “From Beirut to Baghdad: AUB Graduates and the Production of Urban Space in Iraq, 1920-1968”

  • Wisam Al-Shaibi, (University of California Los Angeles): “Resurrecting the Dead: archives, exiles, and the wars in Iraq”

  • Jeffrey Haines, (University of Washington): “Mosul’s Hinterland: Village and Monastery in Early Islamic Iraq”

  • Anke Marsh, (University College London): “Water and Vegetation in the Rise of Social Complexity in Southern Mesopotamia"

Please check back for future updates on their research and projects.

Support for this program comes from a grant from the State Department's Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs (State/ECA) through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).


At this time, TARII does not publicize the names of our Iraqi Fellows for security reasons. We do, however, award fellowships to Iraqi scholars every year and we look forwarding to continuing to support their research. Please remember, the Iraqi fellowship applications are due by April 30. You can find more information here and may direct any questions to Lucine Taminian (TaminianL@tarii.org). 

We are also accepting dissertation prize nominations until August 31, with dissertations from 2016 - 2019 eligible. More information is available here. Nominations and questions should be submitted to Info@tarii.org.