Please join the History Department for a scholarly talk:
Adventures in Field-Building:
On the History of Area Studies/Middle East Studies in the United States
New York University
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Humanities 1, Room 520
Zachary Lockman has taught modern Middle Eastern history at New York University since 1995. His most recent book is Field Notes: The Making of Middle East Studies in the United States (2016). His other books include Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism (2004/2010); Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948 (1996); and (with Joel Beinin) Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954 (1987). He is a former president of the Middle East Studies Association, chairs the wing of MESA’s Committee on Academic Freedom that deals with North America, and is a contributing editor of Middle East Report.
This event is co-sponsored by the History Department, Anthropology Department, Politics Department, the Institute for Humanities Research, and the Center for World History.