Vitae

Education
University of California, San Diego // Doctor of Philosophy, History with a concentration in the modern Middle East
In progress

California State University, Fullerton // Master of Arts, History
Thesis, “Creating the Syrian-American Generation: Intellectuals, Women, the ‘Average Jusef,’ and Identity Formation in the Interwar Years”
August 2011

California Lutheran University // Bachelor of Arts, History
2008

Honors and Awards
Frontiers of Innovation Scholarship Program, 2016
Weismann Language Scholarship, Summer 2014
Department of History Travel Grant, Summer 2014
Best Women’s History Paper, Welelbaethan Journal of History, 2010 edition
Nancy Fitch Women’s and Gender History Award, April 2009
Graduated summa cum laude with University Honors and Departmental Distinction from California Lutheran University
University Honors Program, California Lutheran University, Fall 2004-Spring 2008
Departmental Assistant, History Department, California Lutheran University, Fall 2006-Spring 2008
California Lutheran University Academic Scholarship, Fall 2004-Spring 2008
Swenson Scholarship, California Lutheran University, Fall 2004-Spring 2008
Provost’s List, California Lutheran University, Fall 2004-Spring 2008

Certifications
Center for Engaged Teaching CIRTL Certification, Fall 2015

Publications and Conference Presentations
Publications
Book Review, Gendering Culture in Greater Syria: Intellectuals and Ideology in the Late Ottoman Empire, Fruma Zachs and Sharon Halevi, 2015. Syrian Studies Association Bulletin, forthcoming.
“A New Nationalism: Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War,” Welebaethan Journal of History, 2010 edition; Award: Best
Women’s History Paper

Conference Presentations
“The Syrian-Americans: (Re)Defining Identity during the Mandate Period”
Fourth Annual Middle Eastern Studies Conference, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, October 2011
“Creating a Syrian-American Identity: Intellectual Ideals versus Average Joe Realities”
Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Chapman University, April 2011
“Creating Syrians: Identity, Americanization, and Womanhood, 1920-1930”
Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2011
“A New Nationalism: Women Writers on the Lebanese Civil War”
Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, California State University, Bakersfield, April 2010
“A Split Policy: British Colony-Making Before and After Cromwell”
Festival of Scholars, California Lutheran University, April 2007

Internships
Associate Editor, Welebaethan Journal of History, California State University, Fullerton, 2009-2010
Archival Intern, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation, Spring 2007

Professional Membership
Middle Eastern Studies Association
Phi Alpha Theta, Theta-Pi Chapter
Omicron Delta Kappa

Languages
Arabic, intermediate fluency in reading and speaking
French, intermediate fluency in reading and speaking
Spanish, intermediate fluency in reading and speaking

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