Nadya Sbaiti

Nadya Sbaiti is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) at the American University of Beirut (AUB). She earned both her MA in Arab Studies and her PhD in History from Georgetown University. She specializes in the social and cultural histories of the modern Middle East, with research interests ranging from education, gender, and nationalism to tourism and colonialism. Her current manuscript, Pedagogical Constituencies and Communities of Knowledge: Gender and Education in Mandate Lebanon, explores the politics of community in interwar Lebanon through the lens of gendered education and the production of historical narratives. Her next research project explores the history of tourism in the Mashriq. She is the author of a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, in addition to co-authoring guides for conducting research in Lebanon. Dr Sbaiti has taught introductory surveys of modern Middle Eastern history, courses on women and gender in the Middle East, the history of education, the Middle East and World War I, aspects of colonialism and nationalism, introduction to Middle Eastern Studies, as well as nonwestern urban history. She has served as co-editor of the peer-reviewed academic publication the Arab Studies Journal and is a co-founder and a co-editor of the e-zine