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Nader Atassi


B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Near Eastern Studies, New York University; Ph.D., History, Columbia University


The Economic Nahda: Capital, Empire, and Economic Thought in the Modern Middle East, 1860–1920

Thesis Advisor:

Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University and Marwa Elshakry, Professor of History, Columbia University

Research Topic:

Capitalism and economic thought in the modern Middle East, 1860–1970


Ussama Makdisi, Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley

Current Position:

President’s and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

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