MemberStacy Fahrenthold

Stacy Fahrenthold is a historian of the Middle East, with research specializations on modern Syria and Lebanon, migration, displacement, and the First World War in the Ottoman Empire. She is the author of Between the Ottomans and the Entente: the First World War in the Syrian and Lebanese Diaspora (OUP 2019) and several articles on transnational politics, borderlands, and Arabic-speaking migrants in the Americas. She received her Ph.D. from Northeastern University in 2014 and is currently Assistant Professor of migration history at University of California, Davis.

MemberHolly M. Wendt

Holly M. Wendt is Assistant Professor of English at Lebanon Valley College and teaches creative writing, medieval literature, and sports literature. They are also the director of the campus visiting writers’ series, “Writing: A Life,” and a member of the Global Education Committee and Intergroup Dialogue Working Group. Their research interests include Beowulf, the homilies of Wulfstan, and Deor, as well as early eighteenth century piracy. Their creative works have appeared in BarrelhouseMemoriousGulf Stream, and elsewhere, and they are a weekly contributor to Baseball Prospectus’s Short Relief column. They are a recipient of the Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship for Visual and Creative Artists from the American Antiquarian Society, as well as a fellowship from the Jentel Foundation.

MemberChristoph Lange

I studied from 2004–2011 Social Anthropology and Middle East Studies at the University of Leipzig. With my first travels to Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, I set my research focus on the Levant region within the Arab Middle East. From 2008–2012 I worked for the German state-funded Collaborative Research Center CRC 586 „Difference and Integration“ at the universities of Leipzig and Halle/Lutherstadt Wittenberg where I conducted my first ethnographic research about Bedouin representations in Syrian television dramas and Arab media discourses about authenticity. Since 2014 I am working as a doctoral researcher at the Research Lab “Transformations of Life” at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne. My actual PhD-research project is about the breeding, standardization and circulation of Arabian purebred horses with an ethnographic focus on Egypt and Arab actors within the global breeding industry.

MemberMarc Snyder

French & Vietnamese were my first languages… I was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Have lived in Paris, Toulouse, Morocco, Cyprus, Lebanon… I like to: cook, ski, snowboard, go backpacking, play classical guitar. I’m currently learning Arabic.I am also a French professor and language entrepreneur in the Pittsburgh PA area, produce ebooks, and write online materials for language learning. Stanford PhD in French & Humanities. Ancien élève de l’Ecole Alsacienne (Paris). My interests are wide and varied: literature, criticism, teaching of language, cinema, reception. Feel free to connect with me onMarc Snyder
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MemberDustin Nash

…shtar’s Decent.” In the Routledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions.  London: Routledge, 2016.

Aini, Leah. “Rose of Lebanon.” Translated from Modern Hebrew to  English by Dustin Nash.  Asia: The Quarterly Magazine of Asian Literature 1/3 (2006): 116-15…

Dustin Nash’s research straddles disciplinary boundaries through its exploration of the nexus between religion, politics, and identity in the formation of the Hebrew Bible, and the repercussions of scribal engagement with these categories in the development of Judaism. Dustin received his B.A. in 2004 from Luther College of Decorah, IA.  He was a visiting graduate student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem from 2004-2005, received an MTS from Harvard Divinity School in 2007, an MA in Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University in 2011, and his PhD from the same institution in 2015.  He is currently Assistant Professor of Religion Studies at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.  His courses there include “Jewish Traditions,” “Paths in Jewish Thought,” “Introduction to the Hebrew Bible,” “Reading Biblical Hebrew,” “Rabbinic Texts and Traditions,” “Speaking with the Divine: Divination, Shamanism, and Prophecy,” and “Myth, Religion, and Creation.”

MemberMichael Allan

…d the Flesh of Language: Towards a Material Linguistics of Colonial Subjection” Equinoxes , Number 4, Winter 2004

“The Location of Lebanon: Portraits and Places in the Videography of Jayce Salloum” Parachute , Volume 108 Beyrouth_Beirut, Fall 2002, Simultaneously pu…

Michael Allan is editor of Comparative Literature and associate professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon. He is affiliated with Cinema Studies, Arabic, Middle East Studies, New Media and Culture, African Studies, and Comics Studies. His research focuses on debates in world literature, postcolonial studies, literary theory, as well as film and visual culture, primarily in Africa and the Middle East. In both his research and teaching, he bridges textual analysis with social theory, and draws from methods in anthropology, religion, queer theory and area studies. He is the author of In the Shadow of World Literature: Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt (Princeton 2016, Co-Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book), and is at work on a second book, Picturing the World: The Global Routes of Early Cinema, 1896-1903, which traces the transnational history of camera operators working for the Lumière Brothers film company. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of World Literature, Philological Encounters, Syndicate Lit, and Middle East Topics & Arguments. He was elected a member of the executive committee for LLC Arabic (2017-2021) and a delegate of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Comparative Literature (2019-2021) for the Modern Language Association. He was a EUME Fellow at the Forum for Transregional Studies in Berlin (2011-12, 2017-2018), a Townsend Fellow at the Townsend Center for the Humanities in Berkeley (2006-7), and a Presidential Intern at the American University in Cairo, where he worked with its Institute of Gender and Women’s Studies (2000-1). For two summers (2011-12), he was the site director for the CLS Arabic Program in Tangier, Morocco.