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Past Near Eastern Studies Honors Theses
Thesis Year Name Title Chair Department
2002 Lewinsohn, Jonathan A Moral Choice: German Humanities Professors and National Socialism, 1928-1935 Prof. Jane-Marie Law College Scholar
2003

Borkowski, Erika

The Question of Monotheism in the Assyrian State Religion

Prof. Gary Rendsburg NES
2003

Chaudhary, Ajay Singh

Mirrors of the Revolution: post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema and the Politics of Religious Democracy

Prof.Deborah Starr NES
2003

Corburn, Jesse

The Radicalization of Gush Emunim: A Comparative Study of the Rabbinical Writings of Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook and Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook

Sr. Lecturer Nava Scharf NES
2003

 Kleinerman, Alexandra

** The Garshana Files: The Leather and Textile Industries in the Household of a Princess during the Ur III Period (2113-2004 BCE)

Prof. David Owen NES
2003

Lewental, D Gershon

On the Battle of Al-Qadisayyah and its Perceptions through History: A Comparative Study

Prof. David Powers NES
2003

Stone, Julia A.

History Will Smile: A Comparative Study of Mahmoud Darwish and Yehuda Amichai

Prof. Ross Brann NES
2004 Antonious, Jacqueline Armageddon Theology Prof. Deborah Starr NES
2004

Kleinhandler, Rebecca Marel

The Construction of Identity in the Writing of Yitzhak Gormenzano Goren

Prof. Deborah Starr NES
2004

Mauer, Heidi

Islamism in Egypt: Prison, Torture, and Violent Radicalization

Prof. David Powers NES
2004

Rittenburg, Ryan

** Juristic Thought on the Destruction of Synagogues in Tuwat, ca. 1490

Prof. Shawkat Toorawa NES
2005 Green, Aaron

Fundamentalist Movements in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Comparative Study Between Gush Emunim and Hamas

Professors Ross Brann, Michelle Campos, Tamir Sorek NES
2005

Hashemi, Manata

The Construction of Identity Among Contemporary Iranian Youth: Its Contours and Implications

Prof. Michelle Campos NES
2005 Kahn, Maria

A Historical Analysis of Muhammad’s Daughters and Their Positions in the Islamic Narrative

Prof. David Powers NES
2005

Virani, Sabeen

Unholy Alliance: The Misrepresentation of Islam and the Neoconservative Agenda

Prof. Ross Brann NES
2006

Saporito, Stephanie

The Application of Ethics in Medieval Islamic Law: A Study of Al-Ahkam Al-Khamash

Prof. Ross Brann College Scholar
2006 Warner, Andy

A Man Who Laughs and a Woman Who Writes: Gender, Civil War and Conformity in Hoda Barakat’s Hajar al-Dahik

Prof. Shawkat Toorawa NES
2007

Krohn-Friedson, Meredith

Cultivating Patria in the Homeland: An Analysis of Argentinean Israeli Literature

Prof. Deborah Starr College Scholar
2008

Papir, Ilana

Orly Castel-Bloom’s “Feminist Alternative”: Parody as Protest in Dolly City

Prof. Ross Brann NES
2008

Yun, Elisheva

The Absurdity of War and the Denial of Meaning: Interpreting the Lebanese Civil War in West Beyrouth

Prof. Deborah Starr NES
2009

Guthorn, Harris

Jordan: A Modern Nation in Bedouin Garb Professors Ross Brann & David Powers NES
2009

Pearlman, Amy

** The Politics of Withdrawal: Hezbollah's Resistance to Demilitarization and the Ideology of Arms

Prof. Ross Brann NES
2009

Siegman, Jeremy

Between Rights and Realities: The Politics of Sovereignty, Bare Life, and Humanitarianism in Cairo

Prof. Ross Brann College Scholar
2010

Chammah, Maurice

Listening to Cairo: Sound, Secularism, and Islam Professors Ross Brann and Ziad Fahmy College Scholar
2011

Korey, Leigh

Reading through Films: Promoting Universality in Marjan Statrapi’s Persepolis Professor Shawkat Toorawa NES
2011

Lawrence, Roshanna

Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Sesame Workshop’s Public-Private Partnership in Egypt

Professor Kim Haines-Eitzen NES
2013

Koppelman, Emily

Urdutiniyya: How the Palestinian-Jordanian Identity Crisis Inhibits Jordanian Democracy

Professor Ross Brann NES
2013

Pasch, Melanie Holly

The Streets of Tel Aviv-Yafo: An Urban Biography of the Zionist Narrative

Professor Ross Brann NES
2013

Shaubi, Eli

From Bahya ibn Paquda to Abraham Maimonides: Tracing the Role of Law in Medieval Sefardic Piety

Professor Ross Brann NES
2014

Mundel, Maya

Race, Gender, and Islamic Slavery: An Examination of Opportunities for Advancement of Enslaved Females

Professor David Powers NES
2015

Lipski, Sarah

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Export of the Iran’s Islamic Revolution- Parallels with the Spread of Soviet Communism

Sr. Lecturer Iago Gocheleishvili NES
2016 Newman, Ezra

Polygyny in Greco-Roman Jewish Texts

Professor Lauren Monroe NES

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