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“There is No Greater Harm to Knowledge”

There are objective criteria by which to determine who has greater expertise, whether on specific events, ideas, or people in history. Scholars of the Middle East risk committing blunders when claiming to speak with authority…

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Book Display – February 2017

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in February 2017 which span a range of disciplines in the broad field of Islamic Studies. Meant to showcase current research by both established and emerging scholars,…

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A Quick Guide to Fieldwork

Field research is one of the most important data collection methods for social scientists. Many scholars take research trips during graduate school and some continue doing this in later stages of their career. Fieldwork provides…

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Apply for a Maydan Internship

Maydan seeks motivated interns to join its team. The inaugural class of Maydan interns will have the opportunity to do research on a broad range of issues and themes in the wider field of Islamic…

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Broken Politics and the Hope of Discomfort

These are days desperate for answers. In both practical and existential terms, people are asking what Trump’s Electoral College win – and presidency – means. Does his combative style represent a new populism? Does his…

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Book Display – January 2017

The following list of books includes English-language titles published in January 2017 which span a range of disciplines in the broad field of Islamic Studies. Meant to showcase current research by both established and emerging scholars,…