Programs and Departments

Fellowships and Funding

Student Organizations

Faculty Publications

These are just some highlights of recent faculty work exploring this region. For additional faculty publications, please visit the Brandeis Faculty Guide.

Bedouin Wives on the Home Front: Living with Men Serving in the Israel Defense Forces
by Nina Kammerer (and others)

Between Jew and Arab
by David N. Myers

Islam, Fundamentalism, and the Betrayal of Tradition: Revised and Expanded
Edited by Joseph E.B. Lumbard

Jews, Turks, Ottomans: A Shared History, Fifteenth Through the Twentieth Century
by Avidgor Levy

Land and Desire in Early Zionism
by Boaz Neumann (Brandeis University Press)

Middle East Brief
Crown Center, multiple authors

The Mobilization of Political Islam in Turkey
by Banu Eligur

Ten Days of Birthright Israel
co-authored by Leonard Saxe

Partnerships and Connections

Other Resources

Blogs and Profiles

Middle East

For a host of reasons, ranging from the roots of our university founders to concern for the United States’ security and well-being, Brandeis pays particular attention to the Middle East. The university offers an unsurpassed level of scholarship, opportunities in the United States and abroad for personal encounters with the region and its peoples, and a variety of connections with Middle Eastern universities.

Brandeis aspires to comprehensive, objective study of every aspect of this region that has been a venue for diverse, competing cultures since time immemorial. Brandeis' approach both embraces and challenges conventional political science and history. There are strong programs in Hebrew and Arabic, and we apply all the tools of the arts and the humanities as well as the social sciences to study of this vital region.


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