John M. Willis (NHC Fellow, 2014–15)

Project Title

After the Caliphate: Mecca and the Geography of Crisis and Hope

University of Colorado Boulder

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2014–15

John M. Willis concentrated on his book After the Caliphate: Mecca and the Geography of Crisis and Hope. He also wrote “Life and Death in the Graves of Mecca and Medina” for Middle East Report (2014); “Operation Decisive Storm and the Expanding Counter-Revolution” also for Middle East Report (2015); and “Governing the Living and the Dead: Mecca and the Biopolitical Origins of the Saudi State.”