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List of Graduates by Year: 2000s

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2009

Department of Middle Eastern Studies

John Baskerville (Ph.D. Arabic), Assistant Professor of Arabic, U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
Dissertation: From Tahdhiib al-Amma to Tahmiish al-Ammiyya: in search of social and literary roles for standard and colloquial Arabic in late 19th century Egypt
Supervisor: Kristen Brustad

Steven Robertson (M.A., Arabic)
M.A. Thesis:
Supervisor: Kristen Brustad


Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Nathan Abercrombie (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: US energy policy and strategy during the Iran-Iraq War
Supervisor: Kamran Aghaie

Kristy Blumeyer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Muslim feminisms in the United States
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi

Matthew Penn Boris (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: What would Jesus do? What would Ali do? religious appeals to revolution in Iran and El Salvador
Supervisor: Kamran Aghaie

Mai-Anh Epperly (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Women's voices: women and literature in the nationalist movements of Algeria and Palestine
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi

Jordan Forbes (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Representations of Palestinians in English-language Israeli newspapers: 24 May-4 July 2007
Supervisor: Avraham Zilkha

David Ingram (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis:
Supervisor: Yoav Di-Capua

Andrew Jan (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Doctoral Student, UCLA
M.A. Thesis: Islamism, nationalism, and anti-colonialism: disentangling the memoirs of an Egyptian Muslim Brother and a Free Officer (1928-1954)
Supervisor: Yoav Di-Capua

Christopher Lord (M.A. Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Al-Muwāfaqāt fī Uṣūl al-Sharīʹa, volume I: premises (translation and analysis)
Supervisor: Hina Azam

Megan McSwain (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The origins and evolution of southern policy in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899-1939
Supervisor: Wm. Roger Louis

Ramey Moore (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Broadcasting their selves: YouTube and Berber/Amazigh community online
Supervisor: Sonia Seeman

Xiao Wen Qiao (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies
M.A. Thesis: Discover the double-otherness: state, local community and Hui Muslim women
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi

Paul Tchir (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: "But, to take part?" : a study of Middle Eastern participation in the Summer Olympic Games from 1912 through 1996
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi

Cameron Thibos (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Doctoral Student, Oxford University
M.A. Thesis: Corporate social responsibility discourse in the Arab world
Supervisor: Kate Gillespie

Mu Tong (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Code Switching in Arab media discourse
Supervisor: Karin Wilkins

Alana Witte (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Championship Tour, Dubai
M.A. Thesis: The city's secrets: exploitation of migrant laborers in the Gulf
Supervisor: Kamran Asdar Ali

Anne Womer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: Dispute resolution in Muslim minority communities: the theory, practice, and potential of Islamic mediation
Supervisor: Hina Azam



2008

Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Ramin Sarraf (Ph.D., Persian), Assistant Professor, National University
Dissertation: Designing a Persian slang dictionary
Supervisor: Michael Craig Hillmann


Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Casey Addis (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs), U.S. Department of State
Professional Report: U.S. nonproliferation policy: lessons from the case of Israel

Alexandra Blase (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The politicization of the headscarf in Turkey: understanding Turkish politics in symbols
Supervisor: Yildiray Erdener and Harold Liebowitz

Leili Davari (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The blood from within her: a cross-religion analysis of texts and practice on female blood
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi

Katelyn Downing (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Project Manager, Global Language Solutions
M.A. Thesis: From folk arts to photography, video and film: Middle Eastern women's empowerment through artistic production
Supervisor: Faegheh Shirazi

Adrienne Dunlap (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: 'New' terrorism: definition, dissection and doubt
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur

Holiy Ghali (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Doctoral Student, Department of History
M.A. Thesis: USAID and U.S. foreign policy in Egypt, Lebanon and Israel: a comparative case study
Supervisor: Wm. Roger Louis

Scott Johnson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Modern proxy wars: states providing military aid to insurgencies
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur

Anna Maxbauer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Value proposition: religious and political economy of Islamic banking in Turkey and Egypt
Supervisor: Clement Henry

Ohad Meyer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Beyond the pale: discourse hegemony and the rise of AIPAC
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur

Evan Renfro (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Winning hearts and minds in an age of shock and awe
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur

Mark Riniker (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Teacher, San Antonio Independent School District
M.A. Thesis: The tafsīr tradition, Ahl al-kitāb and questions of religious pluralism: a comparative study of classical and modern tafsīr in relation to contemporary Muslim scholarship
Supervisor: Hina Azam


2007

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Christine Anderson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Academic Advisor, School of Undergraduate Studies, UT-Austin
M.A. Thesis: Seizing space: the potential of Presbyterian divestment discourse to challenge media representation boundaries for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
Supervisor: Karin Wilkins

Jonathan Arnoult (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Religion and politics: investigating the relationship between the Islamist social movement and the Muslim intra-religious convert
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur

Lee Bagan (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Western influence on terror groups in central Asia
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur

Mansoor Bharmal (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Model Islamic will under Texas law
Supervisor: Hina Azam

Hiroshi Fujikawa (M.A. Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The nation-in-arms character of Israeli politics and society and its implications of the recent Israeli-Hezbollah conflict
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur

Li He (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: China's energy interests in the Middle East
Supervisor: Kate Gillespie

Jennifer Lamm (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The ʻulema of al-Azhar University responses to structural secularization and the re-"Islamization" in 20th century Egypt
Supervisor: Clement Henry

Joseph Livingston (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Palestinian refugees in the diaspora [electronic resource] : a rethinking of attitudes on return
Supervisor: Clement Henry

William Newton (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), MFA Student, California College of the Arts
M.A. Thesis: Like all other nations, yet unlike all other nations: themes of heterotopia in Jewish literary conceptions of Israel
Supervisor: Karen Grumberg

Luke Peterson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Kidnapped: the discourse on Palestine in the contemporary United States
Supervisor: Kristen Brustad

Thomas Ryan (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Bullets, barriers, and bombs: an assessment of Israeli counterterrorism measures during the second Intifada
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur

Christopher Ulack (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Images of Cairo: urban representations and the city's lived experience in modern Egyptian literature
Supervisor: Samer Ali

Manuel Viedma (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The martyred party: the rise and fall of the Islamic Republican Party
Supervisors: Kamran Aghaie and Jason Brownlee


2006

Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Constance Bobroff (M.A., Persian)
M.A. Thesis: Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh's Rāh-āb nāmeh [electronic resource] : a pseudo-translation for a pseudo-text
Supervisor: M.R. Ghanoonparvar

Stanley Kerr (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: Relations between Jewish and Gentile believers in Jesus of Nazareth from John the Baptist to John Chrysostom
Supervisor: Aaron Bar-Adon

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Ryan Alsabagh (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Government
M.A. Thesis: The strategic nature of suicide attacks in Iraq
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur

Philip Archer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Egypt's hydro-political policies in the eastern Nile basin
Supervisor: David Eaton

Christine Baker (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Doctoral Candidate, History, UT-Austin
M.A. Thesis: The 10th century Isma'ili crisis of legitimacy: competing concepts of the Imamate and the deconstruction of Fatimid foundational narratives
Supervisor: Kamran Aghaie

Holly Blackwelder Carpenter (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Violin Instructor, Seattle, WA
M.A. Thesis: An alternative interpretation of The debate between the pen and the scissors (a Medieval debate style of writing by Shem Tov de Carrion)
Supervisor: Karen Grumberg

James Bland (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Hezbollah: terrorism and legitimacy
Supervisor: Ami Pedahzur

Noelle Datillo (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Crossing boundaries: Arabic diglossia in three of Salwa Bakr's short stories
Supervisor: Keith Walters

Robert Wright Gee (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Memories of home: Palestinian narratives of the olive tree
Supervisor: Kamran Asdar Ali

Kinneret Israel (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Zionism and Jewish tourism in Israel
Supervisor: Kamran Asdar Ali

Elizabeth Lien (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; MPA, Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis:  Downstream voices: the Tigris/Euphrates dispute with emphasis on Syrian and Iraqi positions
Supervisor: David Eaton

Mikiya Koyagi (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Doctoral Candidate, History, UT-Austin
M.A. Thesis: Creating future soldiers and mothers: gender and physical education in modern Iran, 1921-1941
Supervisor: Kamran Aghaie

Banafsheh Madaninejad (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Lecturer, Middlebury College
M.A. Thesis: Soroush's theory of Islamic religious pluralism
Supervisor: Clement Henry

Heather Rice (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Media text and public discourse in the Middle East: reactions to the Camp David summit
Supervisor: Karin Wilkins

Joanna Sellman (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Doctoral Candidate, Comparative Literature, UT-Austin, and Lecturer, Ohio State University-Newark
M.A. Thesis: Testimonial narratives: Moroccan prison writing in the context of national reconciliation
Supervisor: Barbara Harlow

Rachel Shafer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
Professional Report: The efficacy of technical water programs in promoting cooperation among Palestinians and Israelis


2005

Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Anne Dehnisch (Ph.D., Hebrew), Independent Researcher
Dissertation: The local iron age pottery from selected strata at Tel Yin'am, eastern lower Galilee, Israel
Supervisor: Harold Liebowitz

Teresa Keck (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Legal Counsel, Wärtsilä North America
M.A. Thesis: The revival of Hebrew speech: from idea to realization

Dylan Oehler-Stricklin (Ph.D., Persian), Lecturer, University of Washington
Dissertation: "And this I": the power of the individual in the poetry of Forugh Farrokhzâd
Supervisor: Michael Craig Hillmann

Harold Revelson (Ph.D., Hebrew), Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dissertation: Ontological Torah: an instrument of religious and social discourse
Supervisor: Aaron Bar-Adon


Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Samera Agha (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
Radio Sawa's reception in the Amman, Jordan: exploratory research into audience effects

Frank Clary (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Interpreting the concept of "rūḥ" in the Qur'ān

Megan Geissler (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Director of Student Programs, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
M.A. Thesis: Operation Hearts and Minds: an analysis and critique of military humanitarianism and the U.S. foreign policy during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Linda Gray (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The road to "Black September": Jordan's path to survival

Eric Hodachok (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: U.S. foreign policy and Iraqi Kurdish separatism

Mark Hungerford (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.A., Journalism)
M.A. Thesis: Muslims and Christians in the news: a content analysis of four nations' newspapers

Matthew Johnson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Legal Associate, Jones Day
M.A. Thesis:  Beyond occupation [electronic resource] : political economy and the future of Syrian-Lebanese integration

David Kobs (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Terrorist support of the state: the al Qaeda network and failed states

Mani Mostofi (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Iran's bulldog edition: civil society and the disjuncture between theory and practice in Khatami's dialogue

Nahrain al-Mousawi (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Doctoral Candidate, UCLA
M.A. Thesis: The Diamond Pipeline: the emergence of West Africa in the consciousnese of Lebanese novelists

Mika'il Petin (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The destiny of the progressives: a theory on progressive Islam, the U.S., and the Muslim world

Emilie Satterwhite (M.A. Middle Eastern Studies and Information Systems)
M.A. Thesis: Adult women's literacy in Morocco

Majid Shirali (M.A., Middle Easter Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Democracy, leadership, and radical nationalism in the Middle East and Africa : the prime ministerships of Mohammad Mossadegh and Patrice Lumumba

Bretagne Studer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Formal and informal networks: women's organizing in Yemen

S. Bahji Sumpter (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Competing discourses on the September 12, 1980 coup in Turkey

Andrea Turpin (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Senior Program Officer, Council of American Overseas Research Centers
M.A. Thesis: After the occupation: the violence of reform in 19th century Lebanon


Department of Middle Eastern Studies

R. David Walker (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: Reconstruction of a universal edition for three tenth century recensions of Sefer Yetsiraha


Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Shazia Ahmad (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The balāghah of the Koran according to its major themes

Aja Bonsu (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: The Sufi, the Islamist, and the exile: human rights dialogues in Sudan

Rachel Brown (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: American womens' perceptions of Muslim women in the United States: a case study

Nidal Daraisah (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Participant Islamists in the Arab world: an examination of Islamist democratic activity

Mehmet Darakçıoğlu (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: The United States foreign policy during the Cyprus crises of 1963 and 1967

Özgür Erciyes (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Ethnic awareness among the Orthodox Christians of the Ottoman Balkans prior to the Greek Independence: western historiography vs. reality

Jamie Etheridge (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), National Bank of Kuwait
M.A. Thesis: Diplomacy and discourse: the press and foreign affairs in the Saudi-U.S. case

Sarah Hasib (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; J.D., Law)
M.A. Thesis: State formation and gender policy in Iraq

Marjon Kamrani (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: Gendered migrations: women's status and the refugee/asylee experience

Jennifer McCormack (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Rebels and scholars: Bedouin women and higher education in the Negev

Rachel Proctor May (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Educating Afghanistan: a new kind of development, or more of the same

Jill Nelson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: How journalists' worldviews influence their perception of the root cause of the Arab-Israeli conflict

Arwa Shobaki (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Allegiance and honor: women's rights in Jordan

Seth Sonnonstine (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Insurgency and Legitimacy

Edith Szanto (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Lecturer, The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
M.A. Thesis: Women's religious groups in Cairo

Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Monica Yaniv (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: Out of the mists of history: the Jewish Khazers and their demographic impact on the formation of Ashkenazic Jewish communities

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Andrea Allen (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.A., Journalism)
M.A. Thesis: Identity via satellite: a case study of the Kurdish satellite station Medya TV

William Edmonds (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Housing the other: visual and verbal representations of the Alhambra

Rebecca Halpern (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Waves of Jewish fortune: Jewish-monarch relations in medieval Spain

Ariane Marion (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Family law and women's rights in Morocco

Cristina Ramirez (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Cultural representations of the Moorish and Jewish presence in Toledo, Spain

Elisabeth Scheiffer (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Alternative ideologies: the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and the Lebanese al-Kata'ib Phalangists in Lebanon, 1920-1950

Tarlan Useynov (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Social Maniacs Software Company, Almaty, Kazakhstan
M.A. Thesis: The character of societal linguistic diversities and their effect on the practice of the Qur'ān: the concept of Unity


2002

Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Ehud Mer (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: On repentance and Sefer Hasidim


Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Sulafa Abou-Samra (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The rights of women in Post-Ottoman Syrian personal status law (Qanoun al-Ahwal al-Shakhsiah al-Souri)

Fahaad Alenezi (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The history of ʻAbbās Mīrza Qājār

Zachary Alpern (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Representations of conflict: newspaper coverage of Middle East in the 1990s

Steven Berkowitz (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: Prosecuting the war against terrorism: past counterterrorism policies and lessons learned

Brad Bowman (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Jerusalem in the imagination and architectural reality of Late Antiquity: a case study in the claim over sacred space

Loreto Catoira (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Verbal patterns in an Andalusi Arabic dialect : the case of the letter of Abenaboo and the letter of a captive

Saba Ghori (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: The implementation of the Hudood ordinance and its effect on women in Pakistan

Allyson Goeken (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Women in Algeria and Tunisia: family law, education, labor, and politics

Christopher Hayes (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: An ontological study of Iblis al-Shaytan

David Shiao (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Mysticism and secularism: the intersection of religious and rational thought in the writings of Ziya Gokalp

Lauren Siebert (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Folklore, dance and national identity: the Reda Troupe of Egypt

Amy Siglock (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Women's status in Saudi Arabia and Tunisia: a demographic and theoretical analysis

Daniel Stein (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs)
M.A. Thesis: Texas-Mexico groundwater and global policy applications

David Wilson (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The Eisenhower Doctrine and its implementation in Lebanon - 1958

Suzanne Yountchi (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Turkey's mercantile military and Iran's corporatist clerics: assessing the way that Turkey's military and Iran's clerics use economic institutions in their struggle for power



2001

Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Eric Berk (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: Tradition and transformation of the Agunah in Jewish thought and practice


Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Vitessa Del Prete (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Guardian spirits and the Jinn: the continuity of tradition from the first civilizations to the advent of Islam

Michael Dishman (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Mideast peace: conflict and compromise: a never-ending struggle

J. Brandon Gentry (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Helios Global
M.A. Thesis: Aden and the end of British Empire

Kristin Monroe (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Writing Morocco: relating author, epistemology, and subject

John Morgan (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Lost threads: thoughts toward a Berber historiography

Juan Romero (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Emerging military alliances in the Middle East: security or Pandora's box?

Clay Schouest (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Creating the cultural tour: photographs within Lonely Planet Turkey travel guides



2000

Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Robin Branch (Ph.D., Hebrew), Professor, Victory University and Chrichton College
Dissertation: Revealing strengths and weaknesses: how selected women in Samuel and Kings influence the Biblical text

Julie Danan (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: Between earth and heaven: Elijah the Prophet in Rabbinic literature

William McDonald (M.A., Hebrew)
M.A. Thesis: The Kingdom of Heaven in Rabbinic literature and the Gospel of Matthew


Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Michael Ammons (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Forming the Gulf War Coalition: an examination of alliance dependence and burden sharing

Melissa Bolbecker (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Two Muslim concepts of existence: the intertwinings of habitat and identity

Andrea Christman (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.I.S., Information Systems), Technical Services and Systems Librarian, Sinclair Community College
M.A. Thesis: The Moroccan code of personal status and inheritance: theory and practice

Ismail Eris (M.A., Middie Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The Dar al-Islam and the Dar al-Harb: a discourse on the crafting of a Muslim state

Brenda Gazzar (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Karaites in the Israeli national media: a longitudinal study

Renée Goings (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Project Alpha: a search for peace in the Middle East

Nalan Gür (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Women and the Turkish state: the Directorate General on the status and problems of women

Coyt Hargus (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Theories of the Israelite occupation of the Land of Canaan

Steven Hyland (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Assistant Professor of History, Wingate University
M.A. Thesis: Meaning in the poet's belly : Hussein Abu Bakr al-Mehdar and change in the Hadramawt

Randa Jarrar (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Author and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, California State University, Fresno
M.A. Thesis: Womanhood, imprisonment, and (alie)nation in the works of Latifa al-Zayyat, Ahdaf Soueif, and Salwa Bakr

Margaret Luévano (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), International Exchange Advisor, UT-Austin
M.A. Thesis: The state of Palestine: a case for existence and legitimacy

Peter Lyon (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies; M.P.A., Public Affairs), U.S. Department of State
M.A. Thesis: Syria and Lebanon in a changed Middle East: paradoxes and policy choices

Rika Muhl (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: Arab American politics: an uphill struggle in a century of activism

Christopher Rose (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies), Outreach Director, CMES, and Doctoral Student, History, UT-Austin
M.A. Thesis: Owned by the right hand: the theory and practice of slavery in Islamic society

Curtis Stefferud (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The ethics of international negotiation: a case study of the Euphrates

David Wisyanski (M.A., Middle Eastern Studies)
M.A. Thesis: The origins, development, and evolution of the Jordan Arab Army

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