Amanda Rogers

Lecturer of Arabic

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Overview

Amanda E. Rogers holds a Ph.D. from Emory University, where she specialized in African Art History and Islamic Studies, with additional areas of emphasis in African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Studies. In addition to teaching at the School of Modern Languages as a part-time Arabic lecturer, Amanda serves as a consultant for the United Nations on the recruitment techniques of transnational terrorist organizations, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgia State University's Global Studies Institute, as well as a U.S. Department of State traveling speaker and expert on insurgency, media, and propaganda. Amanda is especially interested in political aesthetics, representation, and cultural change  in the Muslim world, with over fifteen years of experience teaching, researching, and speaking across the Middle East and North Africa.

Amanda's 2013 dissertation, Politics, Gender, and the Art of Religious Authority, examines women's body adornment techniques in transnational comparative perspective, interrogating the manner in which the nondiscursive practices of gendered cultural production pose a challenge to predominant understandings of Islamic orthodoxy in North Africa, for which received the Roy Sieber Triennial Dissertation Award (Arts Council of the African Studies Association). She is also an activist, multi-media artist, and commentator on Middle Eastern and Islamic affairs: a founding, editorial board member of the Postcolonialist, and staff writer for Muftah.Org. Amanda's work outside academia has appeared in such forums as Al-Jazeera, the New York Times, London's Frontline Club, CNN, and the BBC. Her academic research has been supported by Fulbright, Fulbright Hays, the Jacob K. Javitz foundation, Council of American Overseas Research Centers and the American Institute of Maghreb Studies, among others. Amanda is currently completing two monographs: The Semiotics of Revolution from Morocco to Egypt (focused on the so-called Arab Spring), and Inside the Boardroom-Battleground of Islamic State: Nation Branding, Viral Marketing, and the Future of Transnational Conflict

 

 
Education:
  • 2013. Ph.D., Emory University (Art History, North African & Middle Eastern Studies)
  • 2005. B.F.A., University of Kansas (Art History, Painting)
Awards and
Distinctions:
  • 2015 – present. Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Global Studies Institute, Department of Communications & Middle East Center, Georgia State University.
  • 2013 – 2016. Roy Sieber Triennial Award, Distinguished Dissertation in the Field of African Studies, Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA).
  • 2013 – 2015. Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship. Institute for Research in the Humanities, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, and Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • 2012 – 2013. Dean’s Fellowship for Distinguished Teaching and Curriculum Development, Department of Art History and Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Emory University.
  • 2012 – 2013. Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Departments of Art History and Department of African Studies, Spelman College (Declined).
  • 2011 – 2012. Multi-Country Comparative Research Fellowship (Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt). Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC).
  • 2011. Best Paper Prize, “Art Historiography and the War on Terror: Foregrounding the Symbolic in Debates on Religious Extremism,” Chios Institute for Mediterranean Affairs & Kadir Has University (Istanbul: Turkey).
  • 2010 – 2011. Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (Morocco, France). United States Department of Education, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
  • 2010 – 2011. Twelve-Month AIMS Fellowship for Advanced Research (Morocco). American Institute of Maghrib Studies (Declined).
  • 2009. Grantee, Competitive Summer Funding for Graduate Student Professional Development (Arabic Immersion Program, Middlebury Language Institute). Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University.
  • 2008. Fellowship, Advanced Arabic Study, American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS).
  • 2007 – 2012. Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for Doctoral Studies. Jacob K. Javits Foundation, United States Department of Education.
  • 2007 – 2008. Research Fellowship (Palestine). Institute for Comparative and International Studies (ICIS), Emory University.
  • 2006 – 2007. Graduate Fellowship (fully-funded). Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art History, Emory University.
  • 2007 – 2012. Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for Doctoral Studies. Jacob K. Javits Foundation, United States Department of Education.
  • 2007. Grantee, FIGR: Fund for International Graduate Research (Morocco). Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University.
  • 2006 – 2007. Graduate Fellowship. Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Art History, Emory University.
  • 2005 – 2006. U.S. Student Fulbright Fellowship (Morocco). Institute for International Education, United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Art
  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Identity Construction
  • Islam
  • Middle East And North Africa
  • Politics
  • Social Movements
  • Visual Communication And Propaganda
Interests
Research Fields:
  • Arabic
Courses
  • ARBC-1501: Understand Arab Culture
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