Rachel Winter Awarded a Research Grant from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

After advancing to candidacy during the spring quarter, Ph.D. Candidate Rachel Winter received a dissertation research grant from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Santa Barbara. This funding supported research which she then presented in her paper “Who Speaks for British Muslims? The Politics and Presentation of the 1976 World of Islam Festival in London” at the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) annual conference in October 2020. Rachel also attended the fifth annual Mathaf Curatorial Forum at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha (via Zoom), which brought together a select group of curators from around the world to converse around this year’s theme, “Curating through Catastrophe.”