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Julie Yelle

BSFS, Georgetown University

Graduate student
Julie Yelle



Julie Yelle is a second-year Master of Arts candidate in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year.  She has worked as a teaching assistant for Intensive Arabic I & II and served as abstracts and panels coordinator for the 4th Annual Jīl Jadīd Conference in Arabic Literature & Linguistics.

Julie received her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) magna cum laude in Regional Studies of the Middle East in 2008 from Georgetown University, where she was a Peter F. Krogh Scholar in Foreign Service. She also studied political, economic, and social issues of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries in French and Arabic from 2006 to 2007 at Sciences Po Paris’s Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Undergraduate College in Menton, France, where she was a founding board member of the Babel Initiative.

Between her undergraduate and graduate studies, Julie studied at the Middlebury at Mills Arabic School on a Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace in 2010 and at The American University in Cairo on a Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Fellowship from 2011 to 2012.  She also gained professional experience while maintaining her focus on the Middle East and North Africa at Search for Common Ground, the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Program at Georgetown University, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Tomorrow's Youth Organization, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

After completing her MA, Julie will spend the summer working as resident director of the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program in Meknes, Morocco before pursuing a career in public service as a Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program finalist.


Arabic dialectology, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, Palestinian literature, Egyptian literature, translation
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