The Gulf Family

The Gulf Family

The purpose of this CIRS research initiative is to better understand how structural and ideational forces of change have been reflected in the everyday lives of Gulf families. Few studies have explored the challenges facing the Gulf family in the context of the global forces at play in the Gulf region. In an effort to understand how structural and ideational forces of change have been reflected in the everyday lives of Gulf families, CIRS launched this grant-funded multi-disciplinary research initiative to explore questions related to this topic. 

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Background and Scope of the Project

In the greater Gulf region (the GCC states, Yemen, Iraq, and Iran) the tribe has traditionally served as the oldest social institution, and the family is recognized not only as…
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Publication

Elizabeth Wanucha and Zahra Babar, guest eds., “Family in the Arabian Peninsula,” CIRS Special Issue of Hawwa 16, nos. 1–3 (November 2018). Despite growing scholarly focus on the Persian Gulf region in recent years, the…
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Request for Proposals

**Note: The grant cycle for this project is now closed. The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at the Georgetown University School ‎of Foreign Service in Qatar invites proposals…
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The Gulf Family: Awarded Projects

1. Tribalism and Gulf Family Affairs    Sebastian Maisel, Grand Valley State University  Tribal values have been a fundamental ingredient in the social structure of families in the GCC states. Prior…
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Working Group Meetings

Click here to read about the “The Gulf Family” Working Group Meeting I Click here to read about the “The Gulf Family” Working Group Meeting II As part of its Research and…