The GSC regularly hosts visiting scholars. We can serve as a local affiliate for fellowships and grants. We also offer shared office space, library and campus access, networking assistance, etc. In return, we request that the visiting scholar help serve on the Center’s committee (arranging talks, events, grant applications, etc.) and give a research talk.  For more information, please contact [email protected]


Due to the COVID-19 crisis the GSC has no current Visiting Scholars.


Past Visiting Scholars:

Dr. Emily Goshey (2020): “The role of faith and religion in social movements.”

Dr. Robert Riggs (University of Bridgeport, Spring semester of the 2019): “The integration of Shi’a communities in Kuwait.”

Dr. Hirotake Ishiguro (Kobe University, 2019-2020): “Social Accountability and Consensus Building in the Era of Reforms: The Dynamics of the Informal Decision-Making in the GCC States.”

Dr. Norman Lewis (Fulbright Scholar, Florida State University, 2017/18): “Advancing Data Journalism in Kuwait.”

Dr. Nele Lenze (National University of Singapore, 2017/18): "Politics and Digital Literature in the Middle East: Perspectives on Online Text and Context."

Mr. Alex Boodrookas (New York University 2017/18): "History of the Arabian Gulf"

Mr. Daniel Tavana (Princeton University, 2017/18): "Domestic Politics in the Middle East"

Dr. Zoltan Pall (National University of Singapore, 2016/17): “Kuwaiti Salafism and its Growing Influence in the Levant.”