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Orit Bashkin is Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History. Educated in Israel and at Princeton (Ph.D. 2004), Orit Bashkin’s research interests include Arab intellectual history, modern Iraqi history, and the history of Arab-Jews in Iraq and Israel. Her book, The Other Iraq: Pluralism and Culture in Hashemite Iraq, 1921-1958, was published in 2009 by Stanford University Press. She has also co-edited a collection of translations into Hebrew of seminal works by Egyptian intellectuals, and is currently working on a second book dealing with intellectuals in Hashemite Iraq. Her teaching includes courses on the Jews in the Arab lands.

Email: oritb@uchicago.edu
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Past Courses

ARAB 30551. History and Modern Arabic Literature. Spring 2013.

CMES 30001. Approaches to the Study of the Middle East. Autumn 2007.

JWSC 20002. Jewish History and Society II. Winter 2014.

JWSC 20003. Jewish History and Society III. Spring 2013.

JWSC 20505. Jews Under Islamic Rule. Winter 2010

NEHC 20418. Semitic Cultures and Civilizations. Spring 2010, Spring 2011.

NEHC 20906. The Arab-Israeli Conflict in Literature and Film. Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Winter 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2012.

NEHC 30503. Islamic History and Society – III: The Modern Middle East. Spring 2010.

NEHC 30603. Islamic Thought and Literature – III. Spring 2010., Spring 2011.

NEHC 30952. Introduction to the History of Modern Iraq. Autumn 2010.

NEHC 30996. History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Winter 2014.

NEHC 40955. Nationalism and Post-Colonialism in Middle Eastern Studies. Autumn 2012., Autumn 2013.

SOSC 28853. Jerusalem in Middle Eastern Civilizations. Spring 2009, Spring 2012, Spring 2014.