Middle East Studies

PhD student Robert Kashow researches the intersection of religion, politics, and violence in the ancient Near East

Robert KashowRob Kashow holds a MA in religion from Yale University and is currently pursuing a PhD in religious studies and a MA in anthropology at Brown University. Broadly, he is interested in the intersection of religion, politics, and violence, with specific foci on the history and culture of ancient Israel and Iraq in the 1st Millennium BCE and the religion of modern day North American evangelical Christians. Given that these two data sets often overlap, he can also be found focusing his attention on issues related to Cultural Heritage, as well as ancient religious texts (especially the Bible) and modern politics.

He is also the 2018-19 MESGSA (Middle East Studies Graduate Student Association) leader, planning social events and professionalization seminars for Middle East studies affiliated graduate students.