Middle East Studies

Joseph Schlechter

MES Class of 2023

Joseph Schlechter was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. They began studying Arabic at their local public school in sixth grade and continued throughout their high school and college career culminating in a Bachelor of Arts in Middle East Studies. This love for language learning also inspired them to pursue a second Bachelor of Arts in Multilingual Education. During their time at Brown, they found most of their joy and respite away from campus, exploring libraries and cafes across the greater Providence area, attending local music events, and working at any one of their multiple jobs. Joseph is excited to take these lessons and experiences with them when they return home after graduation.

Capstone Project: Boys' Love: Translations of Abu Nuwas' Masculine Ghazals