Middle East Studies
Beshara Doumani

Beshara Doumani

Joukowsky Family Distinguished Professor of Modern Middle East History
Professor of History

Department: History


Beshara Doumani is a professor of history whose research focuses on marginalized groups, places, and time periods in the early modern and modern Middle East. He also writes on academic freedom, politics of knowledge production, and the Palestinian condition. His books include Family Life in the Ottoman Mediterranean: A Social History, Academic Freedom After September 11 (editor), Family History in the Middle East: Household, Property, and Gender, and Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900. Doumani received the Sawyer Seminar award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for his proposal, “Displacement and the Making of the Modern World: Histories, Ecologies, and Subjectivities.”

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