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Near Eastern Studies on Campus

The study of the Near East extends beyond the walls of White Hall and the Department of Near Eastern Studies to include organizations, faculty and groups from across the Cornell University campus.

Mostafa Minwi, Department of History

Mostafa Minawi, assistant professor of history and the director of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTSI), is currently working on two research projects.  The first is a follow-up to his book, The Ottoman Scramble for Africa: Empire and Diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz (Standford University Press, 2016), and is tentatively titled "Ottoman-Ethiopian Relations and the Geopolitics of Resistance: South-South Diplomacy in the Age of Colonialism."  His second research project focuses on the lived experiences of "Arab" Ottomans living in Istanbul at the turn of the 20th Century.

Other faculty members at Cornell who's research intersects with the Near East:

Muhammad Iftikhar Dadi                 Eric Tagliacozzo

Andrew Hicks                                 Cynthia Robinson

Benjamin Anderson                       Caitlín Barrett

Sturt Manning                                Eric Rebillard