Qatar University’s (QU) Gulf Studies Center (GSC) establish a book series called Gulf Studies in collaboration with noted publisher Springer Nature. The first volume under the series entitled The 2017 Gulf Crisis: An Interdisciplinary Approach will be published by the end of December 2019 and is led by QU’s Dr. Mizanur Rahman, who acted as the series editor and who specializes in gulf migration, social research methods, and social theories.

The Advisory Board includes Mahjoob Zweiri, Qatar University; Ahmed Ibrahim Abushouk, Qatar University; Syed Farid Alatas, National University of Singapore; Nazli Kibria, Boston University; Ishtiaq Hossain, International Islamic University Malaysia; AKM Ahsan Ullah, Universiti Brunei Darussalam; M. Kabir Hassan, University of New Orleans, USA; Larbi Sadiki, Qatar University; Shahjahan Bhuiyan, American University in Cairo, Egypt; and Samir Ibrahim Hassan, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

The Gulf region, rich in history, culture, and resources, is one of the fastest-changing and most important economic and political regions and yet least-understood region. The region has not only experienced unprecedented changes in the social, economic and political landscapes in the last several decades but also became instrumental to changes in neighboring regions that share significant flows of goods, capital and labor with the Gulf states. The forces and means that have brought about changes to the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are complex and merit rigorous scientific inquiry.

This book series is dedicated to serving growing academic interests in the dynamic, complex and strategically important six member states of the GCC, offering a scholarly publication platform to the scholars in the region and globally. The Gulf Studies series takes an interdisciplinary approach to documenting the changes taking place in the Gulf societies, and the evolving relationship between the Gulf and the other regions. The series is dedicated to advancing a non-Western perspective for studying societies in the Gulf, and their interactions with the rest of the world.

The GSC is a leading international center specialized in Gulf Studies, with a strong interdisciplinary approach to area studies. The center is taking the lead in studying the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the fast-changing Gulf region, a somehow under-researched area in the field of academia worldwide.

International collaboration stands at the core of QU’s research strategy, which aims to be a leader in academic excellence. Research is a key component of Qatar University’s (QU) graduate programs and is incorporated in every area of the teaching/learning environment. It is further enhanced with the establishment of a state-of-the-art Research Complex and 14 research centers of excellence, which address national priority issues.

Source: Qatar University