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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.
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Professor of International Relations and Sociology Susan Eckstein has been awarded the prestigious John Simons Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for her continuing research on “Cuban immigration exceptionalism.” Read More