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Najwa  al-Qattan - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Najwa al-Qattan Najwa  al-Qattan

Emeritus Professor of History | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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Biography

Najwa al-Qattan is Associate Professor of Ottoman and modern Middle Eastern History. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the American University of Beirut, a M.A. in Philosophy from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. She is the recipient of awards from the SSRC, the Middle East Studies Association, and the Turkish Studies Association, and grants from the SSRC and the NEH. She has published on the Ottoman Muslim court in Damascus and Beirut, the Jews and Christians of the Ottoman Empire, and the Ottoman Great War in journals and books, including the International Journal of Middle East Studies and Comparative Studies in Society and History. She has also served on award committees for the Middle East Studies Association and the Turkish Studies Association.

Education (4)

Harvard University : Ph.D., History and Middle Eastern Studies 1996

Harvard University: M.A., Middle East Studies 1984

Georgetown University : M.A., Philosophy 1979

American University of Beirut: B.A., Philosophy 1977

Areas of Expertise (4)

The Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Muslim Court

Jews and Christians under Islam

The First World War

Accomplishments (3)

Umer Lutfi Barkan Article Prize (professional)

The Turkish Studies Association biennial award for best published article in the fields of Turkish and Ottoman studies, 2001

Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award (professional)

The Middle East Studies Association award for best dissertation in the field of the humanities, 1996

Ibn Khaldoun Award (professional)

The Social Science Research Council award for best graduate student paper in the field of Middle East Studies, 1994

Affiliations (1)

  • PARC: Palestine American Research Center

Research Grants (5)

Faculty College Fellowship

Loyola Marymount University 

2002

Summer Stipend

National Endowment for the Humanities 

2001

Summer Research Grant

Loyola Marymount University 

1998

Dissertation Grant

Turkish Studies Association 

1991-1992

Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship

Social Science Research Council 

1988-1989

Courses (15)

FFYY The Politics of the Veil

Lower Division

The Middle East since 1453: Through the Social Lives of Commodities

Lower Division

The Middle East since 1453: Women and Minorities

Lower Division

The Middle East since 1453: Empires, Nation-States, Communities, Subjects/Citizens

Lower Division

The Modern Middle East

Lower Division

The Age of Leviathan

Honors

Revolutions in the Middle East

Upper Division

The First World War

Upper Division (co-taught with Professor Tritle)

Islam and the West

Upper Division

Star, Cross and Crescent /Jews and Christians under Islam

Uppder Division

The Palestine/Israel Conflict

Upper Division

The Ottoman Empire

Upper Division

History and Historians

Upper Division

Modern Iraq

Upper Division

The Contemporary Middle East

Upper Division

Articles (5)

Fragments of Wartime Memories from Syria and Lebanon

Syria in World War I: Politics, Economy, and Society

“Fragments of Wartime Memories from Syria and Lebanon.” In Syria in World War I: Politics, Economy, and Society, ed. M. Talha Çiçek, 130-149. London and New York: Rutledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2016.

Historicising Hunger: The Famine in Wartime Lebanon and Syria

The First World War and Its Aftermath: The Shaping of the Modern Middle East

“Historicising Hunger: The Famine in Wartime Lebanon and Syria.” In The First World War and Its Aftermath: The Shaping of the Modern Middle East, ed. TG Fraser, 111-126. London: Gingko Library, 2015.

When Mothers Ate Their Children: Wartime Memory and the Language of Food in Syria and Lebanon

International Journal of Middle East Studies

“When Mothers Ate Their Children: Wartime Memory and the Language of Food in Syria and Lebanon.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 46 (November 2014): 719-736.

Tut Tut ‘A-Beirut, 1840s: Qadis, Qists and Mulberry Courts

Turkish Historical Review

“Tut Tut ‘A-Beirut, 1840s: Qadis, Qists and Mulberry Courts.” Turkish Historical Review 4 (2013): 174-191.

Inside the Ottoman Courthouse: Territorial Law at the Intersection of State and Religion

The Early Modern Ottomans: Remapping the Empire

“Inside the Ottoman Courthouse: Territorial Law at the Intersection of State and Religion.” In The Early Modern Ottomans: Remapping the Empire, ed. Virginia H. Aksan and Daniel Goffman, 201-212. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. [Turkish language edition: 2010].