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Faculty Position in Anatolian Open

Published: October 19, 2021

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and the Program in Indo-European Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, have been authorized to make an appointment to a full-time position in Ancient Anatolian languages and cultures, at open rank (Assistant [tenure-track], Associate/Full Professor [with tenure]), effective July 1, 2022. We invite applications from…

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Emergency Support for Afghan Scholars at Risk

Published: September 1, 2021

Dear colleagues and friends of the UCLA campus, With the support of campus leadership, the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies launched an emergency effort to respond to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and help Scholars at Risk. The central campus administration has committed funding, but to bring several scholars from Afghanistan, we need your…

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Call for Applications for the 2021-22 Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies

Published: August 5, 2021

Call for Applications for the 2021-22 Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World announces a call for applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies. This fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students whose works encompass different facets of Zoroastrian studies, that is,…

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Chris PreJean Wins Fulbright

Published: June 2, 2021

The NELC department is proud to announce that Christopher Prejean has been awarded a two-year Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship for his work The Hermeneutical Christian in Islamic Legal Thought. His project discusses what can be learned about Muslims from their legal discussions about Christians. Prejean received his MA in Arabic here in the NELC department in…

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NELC Undergraduate Natalie Sarafian Wins Dean’s Prize

Published: June 1, 2021

The NELC Department is extremely proud to announce that Natalie Sarafian has just won the Dean’s prize for Undergraduate Research Week, a prestigious undergraduate award given to only a few students each academic year. Sarafian received the prize for her presentation, “How to Use Sex to Gain Power in the Ancient Patriarchy: Medical Humanities Investigation…

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Dr. Domenico Ingenito on KCRW

Published: May 25, 2021

On Thursday, May 27, the NELC Department’s own Dr. Domenico Ingenito appeared on the KCRW radio show, Bookworm, hosted by Michael Silverblatt, to talk about Persian literature and the opportunities that UCLA offers to study Persian language in Southern California. During the show, Michael Silverblatt also presented Dr. Ingenito’s book, “Beholding Beauty: Sa’di of Shiraz…

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UCLA Recruitment: Eastern Armenian Language Lecturer, JFP06425

Published: May 11, 2021

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach three courses in Elementary Modern Eastern Armenian and three courses in Intermediate Modern Eastern Armenian during the 2021-2022 academic year, which begins July 1, 2021. The candidate must have experience teaching Armenian language courses at the university level. An M.A. in Near Eastern Languages…

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UCLA Recruitment: Arabic Language Lecturer, UC Recruit JFP06392

Published: May 11, 2021

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach Elementary Arabic and an Arabic-language pedagogy course (six courses) during the 2021-2022 academic year. A Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field is required. Duties include supervision of graduate teaching assistants in Elementary…

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