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Department News - 2021

Verskin’s A Vision of Yemen honored by MLA
Dec. 7, 2021

Alan Verskin’s A Vision of Yemen: The Travels of a European Orientalist and His Native Guide: A Translation of Hayyim Habshuh’s Travelogue received an honorable mention from the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Literary Work competition. The committee citation reads:…

Montoya *21 Directs Documentary Film
Oct. 22, 2021

Katy Montoya, who completed her M.A. in Near Eastern Studies in June 2021, has completed her short documentary film, The Need to Subsist Here. Recently released, the film may be viewed on Vimeo through the link embedded in the title. Help it win the…

Pukhovaia Defends Ph.D. Dissertation
Sept. 16, 2021

Ekaterina Pukhovaia successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “Between Sultans and Imams: The State and Political Elites in Yemen (Late 15th – Middle of 17th Century),” at her Final Public Oral Examination held Friday, September 10, 2021, via Zoom. The examination committee consisted of her advisor, Michael Cook (NES), M. Qasim Zaman …

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