Wisam Alshaibi

Wisam Alshaibi

Graduate Student

Email: wisam.alshaibi@ucla.edu

Personal Website

Curriculum Vitae


Degrees

  • Masters of Arts in Sociology. University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities & Sociology (summa cum laude) – University of Colorado, Boulder.

Fields of Study

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

Awards & Grants

  • 2021 – UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award (highest teaching honor across the entire university).
  • 2021 – Peter Kollock Teaching Award. UCLA Department of Sociology.
  • 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

  • 2023 – “The Anatomy of Regime Change.” German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA). Hamburg, Germany.
  • 2022 – “Saddam Truthers.” Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association. Denver, Colorado.
  • 2022 – “The Anatomy of Regime Change.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Los Angeles, California.
  • 2021 – “The Anatomy of Regime Change.” Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 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