Abi-Mershed, OsamaAssociate Professor, History/CCAS
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.
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