Graduate Assistants

Mehreen Jamal

Mehreen Jamal


J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(MEST)-Middle East Studies Program

Phone: 479-575-3001

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Mehreen Humayun is a PhD candidate in History, specializing in the Modern Middle East and South Asia. Her research, under the supervision of Dr. Joel Gordon, involves a comparative study of two revolutionary periods of Egypt and Pakistan, Gamal Abdel Nasser and Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto respectively, exploring how the legacies of Nasserism and Bhuttoism continue to play themselves out in today’s Egypt and Pakistan. Humayun intends to study how these leaders are used as icons to evoke as well as critique human rights in media representations, educational discourses, in definitions of citizenship in the country and its relations with Islamic and non-Islamic countries worldwide. She recently published ‘The Transnational Institution in Europe and the rising wave of Nationalism’ in the Journal of European Studies.