History

Andrew Alger

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Andrew Alger

Name: Andrew Alger
Program: History
Research Interests: Education and pedagogy, journalism, Fabianism, social work
Undergraduate: University of Chicago, BA in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Other: University of Chicago, MA in Middle Eastern Studies and CASA, Cairo and AUC
Languages: Arabic, French, Persian
Contact: alger.andrew.s@gmail.com

Arman Azimi

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Arman Azimi

Name: Arman Azimi
Program: History
Research interests: The theory and practice of empire and hegemony, constitutionalism in Iran, Orientalist discourse, sociology of power relations, ideological legitimation of power structures
Undergraduate Education: University of Connecticut: Dual B.A. History (hons) and Political Science, minors in Middle East Studies and Classics
Languages: Persian
Contact: aazimi@gc.cuny.eduarmanfigo@yahoo.com

Spencer Bastedo

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Spencer Bastedo

Name: Spencer Bastedo
Program: History
Research Interests: Environmental history, labor history, political economy, violence, and political philosophy in 20th c. Lebanon and Syria.
Undergraduate: The New School
Other: University of Arizona, MA, Near Eastern Studies
Languages: Arabic, French
Contact:  spencer.bastedo@gmail.com

Zachary Berman

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Zachary Berman

Name: Zachary Berman

Department: History

Research Interests: Sudan, inter-religious relations, race and ethnicity

Undergraduate: UC Berkeley; B.A. in Religious Studies

Languages: Spanish, French, Portuguese and Arabic

ContactZberman@gc.cuny.edu

Jeffrey Culang

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Jeffrey Culang

Name: Jeffrey Culang

Department: History

Research Interests: Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: religion and secularism, colonialism, law, citizenship and subjecthood.

Undergraduate: Ithaca College

Other: New York University, M.A. in Near Eastern studies.

Languages: Arabic, Hebrew

Contact: jculang@gc.cuny.edu

Mohamad Ezzeldine

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Mohamad Ezzeldine


Name
: Mohamad Ezzeldine

 Department: History

 Research Interests: History of crime and criminology in 20th century Egypt; history of childhood;   missionaries, modernity and colonialism

 Undergraduate: B.A. in Political Science, Cairo University

 Other: M.A. Arab Studies Georgetown University; (Thesis to be defined)

 Languages: Arabic, English

 Contact: m.saied83@gmail.com

Jameel Haque

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Jameel Haque

Name: Jameel Haque

Department: History

Research Interests: World War I in the Middle East, British Imperialism, Anglo-Indian Armye

Undergraduate: Drew University

Languages: Urdu, Spanish

ContactJhaque@gc.cuny.edu

David Heayn

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David Heayn

Name: David Heayn

Department: History

Research Interests: Late Antiquity (Late Roman/ Early Byzantine/ Early Medieval) into the Early Islamic period in the Eastern Mediterranean, particularly the Levant. Major field is Ancient History and Minor field is Medieval concentrating on the socio-cultural and religious conflicts and syncretisms of transitional regions and periods.

Undergraduate:B.A. Villanova University in History with Minors in both Classical Studies and Philosophy.

Other:MA Villanova Unviersity

Languages: Classical Greek, Latin, Spanish, Arabic, French, Syriac

Contact: DHeayn@gc.cuny.edu

Sara Pekow

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Sara Pekow

Name: Sara Pekow

Department: History

Research Interests: 20th Century Syria, Levant

Undergraduate: B.A. Bowdoin College, French and Russian

Other : M.A. Columbia, MELEAC

Languages: French, Arabic, Russian

Contact: sarapekow@gmail.com

Jeremy Randall

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Jeremy Randall

Name: Jeremy Randall

Department: History

Research Interests: Sexuality and Gender in the 20th/21st Century Arab MENA Region, Intellectual History, Colonialism and Postcolonialism

Undergraduate: Colgate University, B.A. in History

Other: American University of Beirut, MA in History

Languages: Arabic, French

Contactjeremy.n.randall@gmail.com

Chris Rominger

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Chris Rominger

Name: Chris Rominger

Department: History

Research Interests: Intellectual and social reform, late 19th and early 20th century Arab world

Undergraduate: Middlebury College, B.A. in History

Languages: Arabic, French

Contactcrominger@gc.cuny.edu

Kutlughan Soyubol

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Kutlughan Soyubol

Name: Kutlughan Soyubol

Department: History

Research Interests: Madness, gender, and religion in early Republican Turkey

Undergraduate: Istanbul Bilgi University and Bogazici University

Languages: Turkish, French

Contactksoyubol@gc.cuny.edu

Melis Sulos

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Melis Sulos

Name: Melis Sulos

Department: History

Research Interests: 18th and 19th century Ottoman history, history of performing arts, and gender

Undergraduate: Bogazici University, B.A. in History

Other : Bogazici University, M.A. in History.

Languages: Turkish, French, Ottoman Turkish

Contact: melissulos@gmail.com

Secil Yilmaz

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Secil Yilmaz

Name: Secil Yilmaz

Department: History

Research Interests: 19th and 20th century Modern Turkish history, gender, social history of medicine

Undergraduate: Middle East Technical University, B.S. in History (Major), Sociology (Minor)

Other : New York University, M.A. in Near Eastern studies.

Languages: Turkish, French, Modern Greek, Ottoman Turkish

Contact: secil.yilmaz@gmail.com