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About NyarkoSan

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  • Birthday 09/08/1998

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    Islamic material culture and history, calligraphy, Muslim minority populations
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    Religion, Middle Eastern Studies

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  1. Thanks for sharing this, I have been actively reworking my study focus to maximize my marketability after the PhD and this just confirms to me that this shift was necessary. Tough times for everyone.
  2. Sorry for double-posting, another thought crossed my mind. At my undergrad institution public transit was free with your student ID, does the same go for using SEPTA or the like in Philly as a grad student?
  3. Hey all! I'll be attending UPenn for a PhD in Religion this upcoming fall and am exploring options for housing, including potentially looking for a roommate. I'm pretty flexible but would love to stay near campus.
  4. I think official decisions for UPenn should be out for everyone!
  5. Thank you for your congratulations! I think I am leaning towards UPenn more at this point due to the presence of Jamal Elias, who has done a lot of truly inspiring work on Islamic visual culture. Georgetown seems to lean more towards Islamic law and Arabic Linguistics, but I could be mistaken. Plus, UPenn's manuscript collection and focus upon material studies in general seems like something rarely put to the forefront by schools, and I really would love the opportunity to gain strength in that field. Let me know if this seems like an accurate appraisal of Georgetown though, it's so close to h
  6. Hey, apologies for the delay in my response. I think I'm ultimately going to be leaning towards UPenn, as they overall align better with my interests, and I already have a former roommate at UPenn that would make my transition easier. Thank you both for all the information.
  7. Hey all, I basically heard back from all of the schools I was most interested in attending, and am trying to decide between UPenn and Georgetown. I got offers elsewhere for the MA level, but due to financial difficulties I am most interested in going straight to a PhD. My interests are in Islamic studies, with a particular affinity for Islamic material culture and historiography. I was offered admission to UPenn for their Religious Studies PhD, and Georgetown for their Arabic and Islamic Studies PhD. Both offer similar levels of funding. I was wondering what general consensus is on the program
  8. Accepted to the NYU MA program! The email didn't have much information, but tbh it's definitely not something I'm as interested in now due to having PhD opportunities. Congratulations to the others admitted!
  9. Yeah, it'd hafta be pretty blatant, no? It's my top choice currently for where to attend, so i just wanna make sure everything is alright. As someone with disabilities of my own I don't want to be matriculating into a program with individuals who would show hate or discrimination for like five or six years...
  10. To the person who was rejected from Penn on the 25th, could you clarify what you mean about your rejection being due to a disability? I got in but I'm concerned about there being ableism etc. in the department, If you aren't comfortable speaking here, my DMs are also open.
  11. Georgetown sent an email about 40 minutes ago notifying me that I was admitted! Congratulations to those who were also admitted. They said official letters are to come in the next few days.
  12. Unfortuantely it sounds like NYU had already determined the top cut of people. Pretty sure I didnt make it, but who's to say. They didnt go into more detail unfortunately.
  13. Hey there! I would also look at the NELC PhD thread for information. I just got off the phone with NYU actually, they have already made their offers for the PhD, or have at least already selected the group. I unfortunately don't have information on the other programs, but I wish you the best of luck!
  14. I'm meeting informally with my POI at NYU tomorrow, I'll let you know if they tell me anything about the timeline from here on out.
  15. Seconding this. I was also accepted Sunday night.
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