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

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

Todd Fine

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Todd Fine


Name
: Todd Fine

 Department: History

 Research Interests: Arab-American Literature, Ameen Rihani and The Book of Khalid (1911), U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East, Ethnic Politics and Immigration in New York City (Little Syria), Historical Memory and the World Trade Center attacks

 Undergraduate: Harvard University, BA (Government)

 Other: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Syracuse University), MA (International Relations)

 Languages: German, Portuguese, Arabic

 Contact: tdfine@gmail.com

Hratch Kestenian

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Hratch Kestenian

Name: Hratch Kestenian

Department: History

Research Interests: Late Ottoman history, Ottoman healthcare systems during WWI, Medical history, Social and political history of the Middle East

Undergraduate:History, American University of Beirut (AUB)

Other:MA in History, American University of Beirut (AUB)

Languages: Arabic, Armenian, Turkish, Ottoman Turkish ( reading and writing ), French (reading)

Contact: hratch.ke@gmail.com

Chris J. Kirkpatrick

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Chris  J. Kirkpatrick

Name: Chris J. Kirkpatrick

Department: History

Research Interests: Modern Middle East, post-colonialism, state formation, social history, security/intelligence organizations

Undergraduate:US Military Academy, BS in Political Science

Other:MA History, University of Utah

Languages: Arabic
Contact: cj.kirkpatrick00@outlook.com

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: Leftist intellectual thought in the Levant, Lebanese Popular Culture, Temporalities, Sectarianism, the Lebanese Civil War, Subject formation, Affect Theory

Undergraduate: Colgate University, B.A. in History

Other: American University of Beirut, MA in History

Languages: Arabic, French

Contactjrandall@gc.cuny.edu

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

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