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Batruni, Catherine

Modern Middle Eastern History
American University of Beirut


Catherine Batruni is a Ph.D. candidate at the American University of Beirut in Modern Middle Eastern History with a minor in Women and Gender. She is currently writing her doctoral dissertation, which examines the role of the Beirut College For Women (the forerunner to the Lebanese American University) in the cultural, economic, political, and social advancement of Lebanese women, and places the institution into a wider narrative of Lebanese women’s history, foreign missionary education, and Third World feminism. In addition to Middle Eastern women and education, her other research interests include Christian missions in the Middle East, the famine of World War I in Mount Lebanon, the Lebanese Civil War, oral history, and diaspora studies. Batruni obtained her dual Master of Arts degree in International Affairs and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from the American University of Paris in 2011. She is fluent in English, Arabic, and French, and has previously worked in think tanks in Paris, NGOs in New York and Los Angeles, and newspaper reporting in Beirut. Batruni has completed her higher education the United States, France, Japan, and the Middle East.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Arab Studies   
Gender/Women's Studies   
Colonialism   
Education   
19th-21st Centuries   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Lebanon   
Fertile Crescent   
The Levant   
SPECIALTIES
Lebanese History   
Lebanese Women's History   
French Mandate in Lebanon   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Fluent)   
English (Native)   
French (Fluent)   
EDUCATION
PhD2017Modern Middle Eastern HistoryAmerican University of Beirut
MA2011International RelationsAmerican University of Paris
MA2011Middle East and Islamic StudiesAmerican University of Paris
BA2008PsychologyUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AT MESA MEETINGS SINCE 2009
To Vote or Not To Vote? Lebanese Women and the Politics of Suffrage (2017)   
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