The Arts and Humanities at NYU Abu Dhabi encompass fields of central importance to human culture and creativity. Research and scholarly activity in the Arts and Humanities is creative and collaborative, spanning the disciplines to better understand the human experience through works of art and literature.
The Research Assistant will support the research project in support of the Principal Investigators.
In the Middle East and North Africa, it is estimated that more than 80% of businesses are family‐owned and run. This interdisciplinary project of NYUAD and the Tharawat Family Business Forum brings together scholars from the Humanities and Social Sciences at NYUAD to compile, document and analyze the history of selected regional family businesses to better understand past challenges and decision‐making, as well as commercial legacies. This understanding will not only offer significant insights into historical transformations of business cultures and socio‐ economic environments in the GCC as well as the MENASA region but also help family businesses address current and future challenges.
The goal of the joint project is thus to explore the plethora of contributions family businesses have made to the social and cultural landscape of the GCC and MENASA region as a global economic crossroads, seeking to capture the rich stories of the development of family businesses, the challenges they have overcome in the past and are facing today, and the many ways in which their stories intersect with the stories of the cities and countries they are connected to.
Conduct general research support
Collection, analysis, and compilation of primary and secondary data/sources
Correspondence with archives
Administrative coordination of oral history interviews, digitization, and archival components of the project
Bachelor's Degree in Humanities or Social Science
The ability to communicate effectively in English and Arabic is required (potentially other languages, such as French)
Previous academic experience in the Humanities or Social Science
The ability to effectively, professionally and tactfully interact and communicate with faculty, students, and industry professionals
The ability to manage projects and assignments in an efficient and effective manner
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
The ability to effectively gather information from a variety of sources, compile and analyze information
To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to be submitted, all in PDF format
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