Critical Interventions in Middle East Studies and Policy
Surveys foundational and contemporary scholarship in Middle East Studies through area studies, cultural studies, history and policy lenses. Students examine both the development of the field, as well as its critical themes, questions and concepts. Comparative analysis of key texts, paradigmatic theories, and a variety of cultural and political sources. Concepts include secular modernity, Orientalism, gender, historiography, identity, postcolonialism, religious practice and Middle East policy. Intersection with regional historical and geopolitical developments. Develops skills in academic analysis and interpretation.