Jeannine Relly and Maggy Zanger received a 2018 Center for Middle Eastern Studies Faculty Research Grant for their project, "ISIS tradition and oil as forms of 'capture': The impact of violence, politics, culture and economic crisis on journalists in Kurdistan, Iraq.”
The $2,000 grant will support translation and transcription work related to interview fieldwork in Kurdistan, Iraq.
Relly presented her research done with Zanger at the International Communication Association Conference in Prague. The fieldwork, which looked at influences on Kurdish journalists, was conducted in Kurdistan by Zanger. The research has been supported by the school's Center for Border & Global Journalism and UA's Center for Middle Eastern Studies.