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Chaker, Joan

Graduate Student, History
Harvard University


Joan Chaker is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at Harvard University. She received a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in History from the American University of Beirut, as well as an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics. Her previous research focused on the Ottoman tobacco market. She is currently working on a study of the social transformation of the countryside as it joins the global market over the long nineteenth century, told as a collective biography of the mule drivers of Ottoman Lebanon.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
19th-21st Centuries   
Globalization   
Historiography   
Ottoman Studies   
Political Economy   
Theory   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Iran   
Ottoman Empire   
SPECIALTIES
Rural history   
Global history   
History of capitalism   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
English (Fluent)   
French (Fluent)   
Turkish (Elementary)   
Dutch (Elementary)   
Ottoman (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
MA2012HistoryAmerican University of Beirut
MS2005EconomicsLondon School of Economics
BA2003EconomicsAmerican University of Beirut
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Joan Chaker






History Department
Robinson Hall, Harvard Yard
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA
02138
United States
joanechaker@g.harvard.edu