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Abi-Mershed, Osama

Associate Professor, History/CCAS
Georgetown University


Osama Abi-Mershed is Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University and Director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He teaches courses on North Africa, the Middle East, and the Western Mediterranean (medieval and modern); on Arab and Ottoman societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and on colonial and postcolonial Franco-Maghribi relations. His academic research focuses on the ideologies and practices of modernization in nineteenth century Algeria, and on the processes of state-and nation-making in colonial France and North Africa. He is the author of Apostles of Modernity: Saint-Simonians and the French Civilizing Mission in Algeria. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010, and editor of Trajectories of Education in the Arab World: Legacies and Challenges. London: Routledge, 2009. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University (2003), a M.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University (1997), a M.B.A. in International Finance from George Washington University (1988), and a B.A. in Economics (1985) from the American University of Beirut.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Political Economy   
Cultural Studies   
Colonialism   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Modernization   
Mediterranean Studies   
Historiography   
Education   
Maghreb Studies   
19th-21st Centuries   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Arab States   
Europe   
Maghreb   
Algeria   
SPECIALTIES
Colonial Stds   
Cult Hist   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
French (Fluent)   
Spanish (Elementary)   
English (Fluent)   
EDUCATION
PhD2003HistoryGeorgetown University
MA1997International AffairsGeorge Washington University
MBA1988International Business and Public ManagementGeorge Washington University
BA1984EconomicsAmerican University of Beirut
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Osama Abi-Mershed






Georgetown University
CCAS, ICC241
3700 O St., NW
Washington, DC
20057-1035
United States
Phone:(202) 687-7760
abimerso@georgetown.edu