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Thompson, Elizabeth

Mohamed S. Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace, School of International Service
American University


Elizabeth F. Thompson is Professor and Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. She is currently writing a new history of the constitutional government established at Damascus, Syria after World War I, and the consequences of its destruction, as authorized by the League of Nations. Thompson is author of Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East (Harvard 2013). Her first book, Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon (Columbia 2000), won national prizes from the American Historical Association and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Democratization   
19th-21st Centuries   
Cinema/Film   
Transnationalism   
Colonialism   
Gender/Women's Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Ottoman Empire   
Syria   
Lebanon   
SPECIALTIES
Film Hist   
Women's Hist   
Politics of Late Colonialism   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Advanced)   
French (Advanced)   
Turkish (Intermediate)   
EDUCATION
PhD1995HistColumbia U
MIA1995School of Intl AffairsColumbia U
BA1981Hist & LitHarvard U
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Elizabeth Thompson






School of International Service
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, DC
20016
United States
Phone:(202) 885-1632
Fax:434-924-7891
eft@american.edu