Faculty Research

The Georgetown SFS-Q faculty demonstrates an unrivaled commitment to world-class research, teaching, and public service. SFS-Q staff members conduct research on a variety of intellectual and social issues. They use innovative research techniques to examine matters of concern to the modern world and to gain deeper insights into the ancient world.

Browse this section to learn more about our faculty member's research, both past and present.

Faculty Research Projects

NPRP ID 29-6-7-18
Status: Completed
NPRP ID 08-003-5-001
Status: CompletedDescription: 

This research addressed four key questions with regards to Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s proactive engagement in regional diplomacy and conflict resolution. Firstly, the underlying reasons behind Saudi and Qatari efforts at regional conflict resolution. Secondly, the modus operandi employed by each...

NPRP ID 08-710-6-015
Status: CompletedDescription: 

This project examined Arabic language instruction in Qatar, created an Arabic language proficiency module for learners and developed an Arabic curriculum for heritage learners.

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Status: CompletedDescription: 

Prof. Mohamed's research will consist of comparing the motivation, needs, and expectations of heritage language learners of Arabic at the School of Foreign Service in Qatar with those collected from an earlier survey at Georgetown University's main campus. The comparison is expected to provide...

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In 2007, Prof. Reynaud received a research grant to coauthor a book on the influence of India on French philosophy, with a specific focus on three French-speaking authors: Rene Guenon, Frithjof Schuon, and Alain Danielou. Prof. Reynaud intends to go back to India to conduct further interviews in...

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Status: CompletedDescription: 

While remittances bring numerous benefits to households in developing countries, little is known about the extent to which remittance flows are reduced by the migrants' lack of ability to monitor or control the way such remittances are spent. Prof. Seshan will conduct the first study, focusing...

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Prof. Akinade is conducting research on African immigrants and their religious communities in the United States. The research will focus on the congregational life within the Redeemed Christian Church of God in all boroughs of New York City. This study promises to articulate the issues, concerns...

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Status: CompletedDescription: 

Melville's Clarel, a poem recounting a pilgrimage through the Holy Land, has seen renewed interest in recent years. Prof. Nestor plans to read the poem through Melville's reading of Dante's politics and philosophy of history, and produce an article on her findings. 

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Prof. Westbrook will set out to answer two questions: How do the returns to education change during the transition from a Soviet-style market economy? How does transition from a Soviet-style command economy to a Western-style market economy affect individual's subjective quality of life? His...

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Status: CompletedDescription: 

This project examines why some firms choose to innovate (high cost, high risk, high return strategy) whereas other firms choose to imitate (low cost, low risk, low return strategy). Understanding why firms choose to imitate over innovate can help policy makers come up with policies that foster...

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GU-Q works with multiple research funders to get our projects moving and to make a real difference.