Graduate Section

The BRISMES Graduate Section warmly invites students and early career researchers to join the graduate membership to enjoy the benefits of the Society and to have an active voice in the organisation.

The Graduate Section is currently represented on BRISMES Council by the Graduate Section Co-Presidents Marral Shamshiri-Fard (LSE) and Lucy Garbett (LSE). 


Upcoming Event: Getting Published in an Academic Journal

The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) together with the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) are pleased to announce their second joint mentoring webinar for members. This event features a line-up of academic journal editors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds providing insight and feedback on the process of getting published in today’s competitive academic environment.   

BRISMES Graduate Section Questionnaire

BRISMES Graduate Section representatives have created a short questionnaire (2-3 minutes) for feedback on programs and events and to help us develop future events and priorities for BRISMES student and ECR members. We really appreciate you taking the time to fill this out.

What we do

The BRISMES Graduate Section aims to strengthen the community of Middle Eastern Studies graduate students in the United Kingdom by:

  • creating a network which provides support and advice to current and prospective graduate students;
  • hosting events and workshops of interest to the student and early career community;
  • raising awareness of academic resources, funding opportunities and career opportunities both within and outside academia;
  • making BRISMES more representative and better equipped to promote Middle Eastern Studies; 
  • helping the BRISMES Council understand and meet the needs of its student and early career membership.

Database of Expertise

The Database of Expertise in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies provides a publicly available list of MENA experts with their research and areas of expertise.

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