Alumni News Archive

Monday, January 08, 2018
Alumnus Dany Douery develops the first Arabic BA program in the California State University system.
His mission: to help students examine global events with an understanding of Arab culture.

Monday, January 08, 2018
Levy Thompson receives postdoc at Brown University
Dr. Thompson is the Artemis A.W. and Martha Joukowsky Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University's Pembroke Center and a member of the Pembroke Seminar organized by Leela Gandhi on the topic “The Cultures of Pacifism.” Levi worked on Arabic literature at UCLA under the supervision of Professor Nouri Gana.

Monday, August 29, 2016
Alumna Beth Baron elected president of MESA.
UCLA alumna Beth Baron has been selected 2015-17 president of the Middle East Studies Association. Beth teaches history at The Graduate Center,City University of New York, where she directs the M.A. program and the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center. From 2009 through 2014 she was editor of the International Journal of Middle East History.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
New position for Janell Rothenberg
Janell Rothenberg will take on a new role as Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Hoda El Shakry in residence at Penn State
During her residency at Penn State's Institute for Arts and Humanities, Hoda El Shakry (UCLA 2012) is writing a study of the influence of Islamic thought and philosophy on twentieth century literature of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. (Scroll to the second item on this web page.)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Shushan Karapetian wins award
Shushan Karapetian (UCLA 2014) has won a Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Society for Armenian Studies.

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