PhD Fellowship in Indian Ocean World and Middle Eastern Environmental History

Iowa State University’s PhD program in Rural, Agricultural, Technological and Environmental (RATE) History invites applications for a 6-year, fully-funded PhD fellowship in Indian Ocean World and Middle Eastern Environmental History. Iowa State University is a partner with McGill University’s Indian Ocean World Centre and an international team of nearly two dozen universities and centers across the globe.

In support of this project and the partnership’s Middle East team, Iowa State University seeks a PhD student in Environmental History with one or more of the following research interests and skills:

  • Geographical Foci: Late Ottoman Empire, the Modern Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, the Persian Gulf, South Asia, and/or trans-regional projects connecting the Middle East with other regions in the Western Indian Ocean, including East Africa and South Asia
  • Time Period: 18thto Late 20thcenturies
  • Language Skills: We are especially interested in receiving applications from students with native fluency or advanced competencies in Turkish/Ottoman Turkish, Arabic, Persian, and/or South Asian languages. However, we also welcome research interests based on English and European colonial archival sources.
  • The accepted student will be expected to work closely with Dr. Michael Christopher Low, Assistant Professor and Partnership Coordinator. In addition to the normal requirements of the PhD program, the accepted student will be expected to assist with Iowa State’s contributions to the McGill-SSHRC partnership project. Dr. Low will serve as this student’s primary advisor and oversee his or her work in support of the partnership.

For more information, visit the call for applicants here.