Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

List of Graduates by Year: 2000s

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2009

Department of Middle Eastern Studies - M.A. & Ph.D.

John Baskerville (Ph.D. Arabic), Assistant Professor of Arabic, U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
Dissertation: From Tahdhiib al-Amma to Tahmiish al-Ammiyya: in search of social and literary roles for standard and colloquial Arabic in late 19th century Egypt
Supervisor: Kristen Brustad

 

Steven Robertson (M.A., Arabic)
M.A. Thesis:
Supervisor: Kristen Brustad
 
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies - M.A.

Nathan Abercrombie (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: US energy policy and strategy during the Iran-Iraq War
Supervisor: Kamran Aghaie
Kristy Blumeyer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Muslim feminisms in the United States
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi
Matthew Penn Boris (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: What would Jesus do? What would Ali do? religious appeals to the revolution in Iran and El Salvador
Supervisor: Kamran Aghaie
Mai-Anh Epperly (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Women's voices: women and literature in the nationalist movements of Algeria and Palestine
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi 
Jordan Forbes (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Representations of Palestinians in English-language Israeli newspapers: 24 May-4 July 2007
Supervisor: Avraham Zilkha
David Ingram (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis:
Supervisor: Yoav Di-Capua
Andrew Jan (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Islamism, nationalism, and anti-colonialism: disentangling the memoirs of an Egyptian Muslim Brother and a Free Officer (1928-1954)
Supervisor: Yoav Di-Capua
Christopher Lord (M.A. Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Al-Muwāfaqāt fī Uṣūl al-Sharīʹa, volume I: premises (translation and analysis)
Supervisor: Hina Azam
Megan McSwain (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The origins and evolution of southern policy in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899-1939
Supervisor: Wm. Roger Louis
Ramey Moore (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Broadcasting their selves: YouTube and Berber/Amazigh community online
Supervisor: Sonia Seeman
Xiao Wen Qiao (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies
M.A. Thesis: Discover the double-otherness: state, local community and Hui Muslim women
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi
Paul Tchir (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: "But, to take part?" : a study of Middle Eastern participation in the Summer Olympic Games from 1912 through 1996
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi
Cameron Thibos (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Corporate social responsibility discourse in the Arab world
Supervisor: Kate Gillespie
Mu Tong (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Code-Switching in Arab media discourse
Supervisor: Karin Wilkins
Alana Witte (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The city's secrets: the exploitation of migrant laborers in the Gulf
Supervisor: Kamran Asdar Ali
Anne Womer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: Dispute resolution in Muslim minority communities: the theory, practice, and potential of Islamic mediation
Supervisor: Hina Azam
 

 

2008

Department of Middle Eastern Studies - M.A. & Ph.D.

Ramin Sarraf (Ph.D., Persian), Assistant Professor, National University
Dissertation: Designing a Persian slang dictionary
Supervisor: Michael Craig Hillmann
 
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies - M.A.

Casey Addis (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
Professional Report: U.S. nonproliferation policy: lessons from the case of Israel 
Alexandra Blase (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The politicization of the headscarf in Turkey: understanding Turkish politics in symbols
Supervisor: Yildiray Erdener and Harold Liebowitz
Leili Davari (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The blood from within her: a cross-religion analysis of texts and practice on female blood
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi
Katelyn Downing (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Project Manager, Global Language Solutions
M.A. Thesis: From folk arts to photography, video and film: Middle Eastern women's empowerment through artistic production
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi
Adrienne Dunlap (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: 'New' Terrorism: Definition, Dissection and Doubt
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur
Holiy Ghali (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Doctoral Student, Department of History
M.A. Thesis: USAID and U.S. foreign policy in Egypt, Lebanon and Israel: a comparative case study
Supervisor: Wm. Roger Louis
Scott Johnson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Modern proxy wars: states providing military aid to insurgencies
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur
Anna Maxbauer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Value proposition: religious and political economy of Islamic banking in Turkey and Egypt
Supervisor: Clement Henry
Ohad Meyer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Beyond the pale: discourse hegemony and the rise of AIPAC
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur
Evan Renfro (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Winning hearts and minds in an age of shock and awe
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur
Mark Riniker (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools
M.A. Thesis: The tafsīr tradition, Ahl al-kitāb, and questions of religious pluralism: a comparative study of classical and modern tafsīr in relation to contemporary Muslim scholarship
Supervisor: Hina Azam
 

2007

Center for Middle Eastern Studies - M.A.

Christine Anderson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Academic Advisor, School of Undergraduate Studies, UT-Austin
M.A. Thesis: Seizing space: the potential of Presbyterian divestment discourse to challenge media representation boundaries for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
Supervisor: Karin Wilkins
Jonathan Arnoult (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Religion and politics: investigating the relationship between the Islamist social movement and the Muslim intra-religious convert
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur
Lee Bagan (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Western influence on terror groups in central Asia
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur
Mansoor Bharmal (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Model Islamic will under Texas law
Supervisor: Hina Azam
Hiroshi Fujikawa (M.A. Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The nation-in-arms character of Israeli politics and society and its implications of the recent Israeli-Hezbollah conflict
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur
Li He (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: China's energy interests in the Middle East
Supervisor: Kate Gillespie
Jennifer Lamm (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The ʻulema of al-Azhar University responses to structural secularization and the re-"Islamization" in 20th century Egypt
Supervisor: Clement Henry
Joseph Livingston (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Palestinian refugees in the diaspora [electronic resource] : a rethinking of attitudes on return
Supervisor: Clement Henry
William Newton (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), MFA Student, California College of the Arts
M.A. Thesis: Like all other nations, yet unlike all other nations: themes of heterotopia in Jewish literary conceptions of Israel
Supervisor: Karen Grumberg
Luke Peterson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Kidnapped: the discourse on Palestine in the contemporary United States
Supervisor: Kristen Brustad
Thomas Ryan (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Bullets, barriers, and bombs: an assessment of Israeli counterterrorism measures during the second Intifada
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur
Christopher Ulack (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Images of Cairo: urban representations and the city's lived experience in modern Egyptian literature
Supervisor: Samer Ali
Manuel Viedma (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The martyred party: the rise and fall of the Islamic Republican Party
Supervisors: Kamran Aghaie and Jason Brownlee
 

2006

Department of Middle Eastern Studies - M.A. & Ph.D.

Constance Bobroff (M.A., Persian)
M.A. Thesis: Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh's Rāh-āb nāmeh [electronic resource] : a pseudo-translation for a pseudo-text
Supervisor: M.R. Ghanoonparvar
Stanley Kerr (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: Relations between Jewish and Gentile believers in Jesus of Nazareth from John the Baptist to John Chrysostom
Supervisor: Aaron Bar-Adon
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies - M.A.

Ryan Alsabagh (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Government
M.A. Thesis: The strategic nature of suicide attacks in Iraq
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur
Philip Archer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Egypt's hydro-political policies in the eastern Nile basin
Supervisor: David Eaton
Christine Baker (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Assistant Professor of History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
M.A. Thesis: The 10th-century Isma'ili crisis of legitimacy: competing concepts of the Imamate and the deconstruction of Fatimid foundational narratives
Supervisor: Kamran Aghaie
Holly Blackwelder Carpenter (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Violin Instructor, Seattle, WA
M.A. Thesis: An alternative interpretation of The debate between the pen and the scissors (a Medieval debate style of writing by Shem Tov de Carrion)
Supervisor: Karen Grumberg
James Bland (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Hezbollah: terrorism and legitimacy
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur
Noelle Datillo (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Crossing boundaries: Arabic diglossia in three of Salwa Bakr's short stories
Supervisor: Keith Walters
Robert Wright Gee (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Memories of home: Palestinian narratives of the olive tree
Supervisor: Kamran Asdar Ali
Kinneret Israel (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Zionism and Jewish tourism in Israel
Supervisor: Kamran Asdar Ali
Elizabeth Lien (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; MPA, Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis:  Downstream voices: the Tigris/Euphrates dispute with emphasis on Syrian and Iraqi positions
Supervisor: David Eaton
Mikiya Koyagi (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Assistant Professor of History, New York University
M.A. Thesis: Creating future soldiers and mothers: gender and physical education in modern Iran, 1921-1941
Supervisor: Kamran Aghaie
Banafsheh Madaninejad (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Lecturer, Middlebury College
M.A. Thesis: Soroush's theory of Islamic religious pluralism
Supervisor: Clement Henry
Heather Rice (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Media text and public discourse in the Middle East: reactions to the Camp David summit
Supervisor: Karin Wilkins
Joanna Sellman (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Middle East Librarian, Ohio State University
M.A. Thesis: Testimonial narratives: Moroccan prison writing in the context of national reconciliation
Supervisor: Barbara Harlow
Rachel Shafer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
Professional Report: The efficacy of technical water programs in promoting cooperation among Palestinians and Israelis
 

2005

Department of Middle Eastern Studies - M.A. & Ph.D.

Anne Dehnisch (Ph.D., Hebrew)
Dissertation: The local iron age pottery from selected strata at Tel Yin'am, eastern lower Galilee, Israel
Supervisor: Harold Liebowitz
Teresa Keck (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The revival of Hebrew speech: from idea to realization
Dylan Oehler-Stricklin (Ph.D., Persian)
Dissertation: "And this I": the power of the individual in the poetry of Forugh Farrokhzâd
Supervisor: Michael Craig Hillmann
Harold Revelson (Ph.D., Hebrew), Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dissertation: Ontological Torah: an instrument of religious and social discourse
Supervisor: Aaron Bar-Adon
 
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies - M.A.

 
Samera Agha (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
Radio Sawa's reception in the Amman, Jordan: exploratory research into audience effects
Frank Clary (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Interpreting the concept of "rūḥ" in the Qur'ān
Megan Geissler (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Director of Student Programs, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
M.A. Thesis: Operation Hearts and Minds: an analysis and critique of military humanitarianism and the U.S. foreign policy during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
Linda Gray (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The road to "Black September": Jordan's path to survival
Eric Hodachok (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: U.S. foreign policy and Iraqi Kurdish separatism
Mark Hungerford (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.A., Journalism)
M.A. Thesis: Muslims and Christians in the news: a content analysis of four nations' newspapers
Matthew Johnson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Legal Associate, Jones Day
M.A. Thesis:  Beyond occupation [electronic resource] : political economy and the future of Syrian-Lebanese integration
David Kobs (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Terrorist support of the state: the al Qaeda network and failed states
Mani Mostofi (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Iran's bulldog edition: civil society and the disjuncture between theory and practice in Khatami's dialogue
Nahrain al-Mousawi (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Doctoral Candidate, UCLA
M.A. Thesis: The Diamond Pipeline: the emergence of West Africa in the consciousness of Lebanese novelists
Mika'il Petin (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The destiny of the progressives: a theory on progressive Islam, the U.S., and the Muslim world
Emilie Satterwhite (M.A. Middle Eastern Studies and Information Systems)
M.A. Thesis: Adult women's literacy in Morocco
Majid Shirali (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Democracy, leadership, and radical nationalism in the Middle East and Africa : the prime ministerships of Mohammad Mossadegh and Patrice Lumumba
Bretagne Studer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Formal and informal networks: women's organizing in Yemen
S. Bahji Sumpter (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Competing discourses on the September 12, 1980 coup in Turkey
Andrea Turpin (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Senior Program Officer, Council of American Overseas Research Centers
M.A. Thesis: After the occupation: the violence of reform in 19th century Lebanon
 

2004

Department of Middle Eastern Studies - M.A. & Ph.D.

R. David Walker (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: Reconstruction of a universal edition for three tenth century recensions of Sefer Yetsiraha
 
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies - M.A.

Shazia Ahmad (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The balāghah of the Koran according to its major themes 
Aja Bonsu (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The Sufi, the Islamist, and the exile: human rights dialogues in Sudan
Rachel Brown (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: American women's perceptions of Muslim women in the United States: a case study
Nidal Daraisah (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Participant Islamists in the Arab world: an examination of Islamist democratic activity
Mehmet Darakçıoğlu (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: The United States foreign policy during the Cyprus crises of 1963 and 1967
Özgür Erciyes (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Ethnic awareness among the Orthodox Christians of the Ottoman Balkans prior to the Greek Independence: western historiography vs. reality
Jamie Etheridge (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), National Bank of Kuwait
M.A. Thesis: Diplomacy and discourse: the press and foreign affairs in the Saudi-U.S. case
Sarah Hasib (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; J.D., Law)
M.A. Thesis: State formation and gender policy in Iraq
Marjon Kamrani (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: Gendered migrations: women's status and the refugee/asylee experience
Jennifer McCormack (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Rebels and scholars: Bedouin women and higher education in the Negev
Rachel Proctor May (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Educating Afghanistan: a new kind of development, or more of the same
Jill Nelson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: How journalists' worldviews influence their perception of the root cause of the Arab-Israeli conflict
Arwa Shobaki (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Allegiance and honor: women's rights in Jordan
Seth Sonnonstine (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Insurgency and Legitimacy
Edith Szanto (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Lecturer, The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
M.A. Thesis: Women's religious groups in Cairo
 

 

2003

Department of Middle Eastern Studies - M.A. & Ph.D.

Monica Yaniv (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: Out of the mists of history: the Jewish Khazers and their demographic impact on the formation of Ashkenazic Jewish communities
 
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies - M.A.

Andrea Allen (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.A., Journalism)
M.A. Thesis: Identity via satellite: a case study of the Kurdish satellite station Medya TV
William Edmonds (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Housing the other: visual and verbal representations of the Alhambra
Rebecca Halpern (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Waves of Jewish fortune: Jewish-monarch relations in medieval Spain
Ariane Marion (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Family law and women's rights in Morocco
Cristina Ramirez (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Cultural representations of the Moorish and Jewish presence in Toledo, Spain
Elisabeth Scheiffer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Alternative ideologies: the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and the Lebanese al-Kata'ib Phalangists in Lebanon, 1920-1950
Tarlan Useynov (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Social Maniacs Software Company, Almaty, Kazakhstan
M.A. Thesis: The character of societal linguistic diversities and their effect on the practice of the Qur'ān: the concept of Unity
 

 

2002

Department of Middle Eastern Studies - M.A. & Ph.D.

Ehud Mer (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: On repentance and Sefer Hasidim
 
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies - M.A.

Sulafa Abou-Samra (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)                                                                    
M.A. Thesis: The rights of women in Post-Ottoman Syrian personal status law (Qanoun al-Ahwal al-Shakhsiah al-Souri)
Fahaad Alenezi (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The history of ʻAbbās Mīrza Qājār
Zachary Alpern (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Representations of conflict: newspaper coverage of Middle East in the 1990s 
Steven Berkowitz (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: Prosecuting the war against terrorism: past counterterrorism policies and lessons learned
Brad Bowman (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Jerusalem in the imagination and architectural reality of Late Antiquity: a case study in the claim over sacred space
Loreto Catoira (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Verbal patterns in an Andalusi Arabic dialect: the case of the letter of Abenaboo and the letter of a captive
Saba Ghori (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: The implementation of the Hudood ordinance and its effect on women in Pakistan
Allyson Goeken (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Women in Algeria and Tunisia: family law, education, labor, and politics
Christopher Hayes (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: An ontological study of Iblis al-Shaytan
David Shiao (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Mysticism and secularism: the intersection of religious and rational thought in the writings of Ziya Gokalp
Lauren Siebert (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Folklore, dance and national identity: the Reda Troupe of Egypt
Amy Siglock (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Women's status in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia: a demographic and theoretical analysis
Daniel Stein (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: Texas-Mexico groundwater and global policy applications
David Wilson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The Eisenhower Doctrine and its implementation in Lebanon - 1958
Suzanne Yountchi (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Turkey's mercantile military and Iran's corporatist clerics: assessing the way that Turkey's military and Iran's clerics use economic institutions in their struggle for power
 

2001

Department of Middle Eastern Studies - M.A. & Ph.D.

Eric Berk (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: Tradition and transformation of the Agunah in Jewish thought and practice
 
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies - M.A.

Vitessa Del Prete (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Guardian spirits and the Jinn: the continuity of tradition from the first civilizations to the advent of Islam
Michael Dishman (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Mideast peace: conflict and compromise: a never-ending struggle
J. Brandon Gentry (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Helios Global
M.A. Thesis: Aden and the end of British Empire
Kristin Monroe (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Kentucky
M.A. Thesis: Writing Morocco: relating author, epistemology, and subject
John Morgan (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Lost threads: thoughts toward a Berber historiography
Juan Romero (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Emerging military alliances in the Middle East: security or Pandora's box?
Clay Schouest (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Creating the cultural tour: photographs within Lonely Planet Turkey travel guides
 

 

2000

Department of Middle Eastern Studies - M.A. & Ph.D.

Robin Branch (Ph.D., Hebrew)
Dissertation: Revealing strengths and weaknesses: how selected women in Samuel and Kings influence the Biblical text
Julie Danan (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: Between earth and heaven: Elijah the Prophet in Rabbinic literature
William McDonald (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: The Kingdom of Heaven in Rabbinic literature and the Gospel of Matthew
 
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Center for Middle Eastern Studies - M.A.

Michael Ammons (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Forming the Gulf War Coalition: an examination of alliance dependence and burden sharing
Melissa Bolbecker (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Two Muslim concepts of existence: the intertwinings of habitat and identity
Andrea Christman (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.I.S., Information Systems), Technical Services and Systems Librarian, Sinclair Community College
M.A. Thesis: The Moroccan code of personal status and inheritance: theory and practice
Ismail Eris (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The Dar al-Islam and the Dar al-Harb: a discourse on the crafting of a Muslim state
Brenda Gazzar (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Journalist, Pasadena, California
M.A. Thesis: Karaites in the Israeli national media: a longitudinal study
Renée Goings (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Project Alpha: a search for peace in the Middle East
Nalan Gür (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Women and the Turkish state: the Directorate General on the status and problems of women
Coyt Hargus (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Theories of the Israelite occupation of the Land of Canaan
Steven Hyland (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Assistant Professor of History, Wingate University
M.A. Thesis: Meaning in the poet's belly : Hussein Abu Bakr al-Mehdar and change in the Hadramawt
Randa Jarrar (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Author and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, California State University, Fresno
M.A. Thesis: Womanhood, imprisonment, and (alie)nation in the works of Latifa al-Zayyat, Ahdaf Soueif, and Salwa Bakr
Margaret Luévano (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), International Exchange Advisor, UT-Austin
M.A. Thesis: The state of Palestine: a case for existence and legitimacy
Peter Lyon (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Syria and Lebanon in a changed Middle East: paradoxes and policy choices
Rika Muhl (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Arab American politics: an uphill struggle in a century of activism
Christopher Rose (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Owned by the right hand: the theory and practice of slavery in Islamic society
Curtis Stefferud (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The ethics of international negotiation: a case study of the Euphrates
David Wisyanski (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The origins, development, and evolution of the Jordan Arab Army

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