The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies is pleased to announce that professors Rochelle Davis and Marwa Daoudy were both recently awarded endowed chairs at the Center. Dr. Rochelle Davis has been awarded the Sultanate of Oman Chair, and Dr. Marwa Daoudy is the new Seif Ghobash Chair in Arab Studies. We congratulate both.
Professor Davis, Associate Professor of Anthropology at CCAS and SFS, served as Director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies from 2017 to June 2020. Her first book, Palestinian Village Histories: Geographies of the Displaced (Stanford University Press, 2012) was co-winner of the Middle East Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Book Award recognizing outstanding publications in Middle East studies.
Professor Daoudy was recently awarded tenure and appointed Associate Professor at CCAS and SFS. Her second book, The Origins of the Syrian Conflict: Climate Change and Human Security was published earlier this year by Cambridge University Press. Her first book, The Water Divide between Syria, Turkey and Iraq (CNRS-Editions) won the Ernest Lémonon prize of the French Academy.”