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Alff, Kristen

Graduate Student
Stanford University


Kristen Alff is a doctoral student in the history department, studying modern Middle East history. Her interests include the Levant, capitalism, the history of the company, land and private property, and global history. The focus of her dissertation is the Levantine business community, Greek Orthodox networks, and the commodification of land in the Levant (particularly Palestine). Her previous work explored the evolving political identities and affinities of Kurdish groups in Iraq under the British Mandate.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Education   
Arabic   
Minorities   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
19th-21st Centuries   
Globalization   
Ottoman Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
All Middle East   
Iraq   
Egypt   
Lebanon   
Palestine   
SPECIALTIES
Iraq, minorities, labor   
Capitalism, business history, networks, diaspora,   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Advanced)   
German (Advanced)   
Japanese (Intermediate)   
Hebrew (Intermediate)   
Turkish (Intermediate)   
Ottoman (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
MA2009Middle East StudiesThe American University in Cairo, Egypt
BA2001English LiteratureBoston University
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