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College of William and Mary
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Iraqi history, late Ottoman History, cultural history, multilingualism, nationalism, citizenship, Mizrahim
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About Me

I am a visiting assistant professor at the College of William and Mary, offering courses in Middle East History.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago. My dissertation “Provincial, Not Peripheral: Ottoman-Iraqi Intellectuals and Cultural Networks, 1863-1914,” investigates the integration of Ottoman-Iraqi intellectuals in overlapping local, regional, and imperial Ottoman and Arab cultural and political networks. I argue that these intellectuals wrote themselves into the social discussions of the time and were active in the Ottoman parliament, as fellow imperial citizens and cultural interlocutors. I held a fellowship in the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania where I specialized on the cultural and intellectual history of late Ottoman Iraq, in general, and the Ottoman-Iraqi Jewish community, in particular. I examined the multiple affiliations of the nineteenth-century Ottoman-Iraqi Jewish community.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Iraq, Ottoman Empire
Expertise by Geography
Middle East
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Literary History, Material Culture, World War I