CofC Faculty awarded Alixa Naff 2021 Prize

LCWA’s very own Dr. Amy Malek, assistant professor in International Studies, won the Alixa Naff 2021 Paper Prize by the Khayrallah Center. The annual prize recognizes outstanding scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on Middle East migrations, refugees and diasporas. This year the Khayrallah Center selection committee awarded the best paper prize to Dr. Amy Malek for her paper Clickbait orientalism and vintage Iranian snapshots (International Journal of Cultural Studies).

To find out more about the Alixa Naff Awards and Dr. Malek’s paper Clickbait orientalism and vintage Iranian snapshots click the link below. 

American University in Cairo, Egypt Study Abroad Award for 2021

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English language, American-accredited institution of higher education and a center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its University community represents over 60 countries. The University offers 37 undergraduate, 44 master’s and 2 PhD programs rooted in a liberal arts education that encourage students to think critically and find creative solutions to conflicts and challenges facing the region and the world. It also offers a globally-recognized, professional, community-based education in English and arguably the best Arabic language/culture program available.

Open to all majors but must be pursuing at least a minor in an LCWA program.

Award Amounts

A select number of competitive awards will be available for the exchange program with the American University in Cairo.
Semester (either fall or spring) up to $7,000
Full Year (both fall and spring) up to $14,000
Awards may be used for expenses incurred because of participation in the program, such as: airfare, room and board, food, insurance/fees, books, travel and transportation while in Egypt.
Awards are contingent upon acceptance to study at AUC
Awards are subject to taxes.


3.0 GPA
In Good Disciplinary Standing
Some Arabic language experience or plans to start/continue Arabic language courses while at AUC

Go to the website to fill out your application!

All materials must be submitted by the deadline of April 9, 2021.

Faculty in the News!

By Grace Beahm Alford Gbeahm at the Post and Courier

LCWA’s own Professors Garrett Davison and Piotr Gibas were in the Post and Courier discussing their course “Food, Travel and Faith in Asia.” Check out the full article here!



An Evening with Sebastian Junger!

Tickets to An Evening With Sebastian Junger are now available online at!

The Friends of the Library are proud to present


An Evening with Sebastian Junger

Acclaimed war correspondent, bestselling author and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker


When… Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Time… VIP Reception with Sebastian Junger: 6:00pm
Keynote Address: 7:00pm

Where… Rivers Green, behind the Addlestone Library

Sebastian Junger’s keynote address, entitled “War: One Year with A Platoon in the Most Dangerous Valley in Afghanistan”, will focus on his fifteen months embedded with a US Army platoon in the Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. Mr. Junger’s objective coverage of the combat experiences of soldiers and civilians has earned him respect on all sides of the political spectrum. He will touch on the reasons for, realties of, and observations gleaned from his time with our troops.


Tickets to the VIP reception at $125.00 per person and include preferential seating at the keynote address. Tickets for the keynote address only are $45.00 per person. Limited tickets will be sold, so get yours now and please spread the word!

Proceeds from An Evening With Sebastian Junger will establish the FIRST scholarship specifically for veteran students at the College of Charleston. In supporting Sebastian Junger’s visit, you’ll be supporting a soldier’s transition from military to civilian life.

Please visit for more information or to purchase tickets!