Grad Students

Wisam Alshaibi



Contact Information

Email    wisam.alshaibi@ucla.edu
Office  Not Available

Fields of Study

Historical Sociology; Political Sociology; Social Theory; Political Violence and War; Human Rights, Democracy, and Foreign Policy; Modern Iraq.

Grants and Awards

2020 - Mellon Initiative for the Study of Minorities in the Middle East

2019 - The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII) - U.S. Fellowship

2019 - Forum Transregionale Studien, the Max Weber Foundation, and the German Humanities Institute Abroad. 

2018 - Graduate Assistance for Areas of National Need (GAANN). United States of Department of Education.

2018 - Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) US Department of Education. (declined). 

2018 - Graduate Student Research Mentorship Fellowship. UCLA Graduate Division.

2017 - Silas Palmer Research Fellowship. The Hoover Institution at Stanford University. 

2017 - Graduate Student Research Mentorship Fellowship. UCLA Graduate Division. 

2016 - Graduate Assitance for Areas of National Need (GAANN). United States Department of Education.

2015 - The Helen and Val Fischer Award for Best Undergraduate Thesis in the Social Sciences. University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Conference Presentations

2020 - "The Dark Archive of the Wars in Iraq: Introducing the Kanan Makiya Papers." Iraqi Studies Conference. Columbia University. New York City. 

2020 - "The Dark Archive of the Wars in Iraq: Introducing the Kanan Makiya Papers." Forum Transregionale Studien. Berlin, Germany (invited talk).

2019 - Movement, Power, and Signification: Archives in Wartime. American University of Beirut.

2019 - Weaponizing Iraq's Archives. American University of Beirut.

2018 - Resurrecting the Dead: Instrumentalizing Ba'thist Atrocities in the Service of War. Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association (SSHA).

2018 - Resurrecting the Dead: Instrumentalizing Ba'thist Atrocities in the Service of War. Presented at the meeting of the Silas Palmer Fellows at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. 

2018 - Culture as a Weapon: On the Use of Ba'thist Atrocities in the Service of War. Invited talk at DuPaul University's "Crisis in the Middle East" event. 

2017-  Remembering for Others: On The Weaponization of Memory in the New Iraq. Presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association. Montreal.

2017 - Remembering for Others: On The Weaponization of Memory in the New IRaq. The annual meeting of the Social Science History Association. Washington D.C.

Advisors

Gail Kligman, Asli Bali, Rogers Brubaker, Kevan Harris, Andreas Wimmer

Degrees

Masters of Arts in Sociology. University of California, Los Angeles.

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities & Sociology (summa cum laude) - University of Colorado, Boulder.