Schusterman Center Scholars Seminar with Rima Farah.
Rima Farah is pursuing a doctoral degree in the department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. Her research revolves around the cultural and political history of minorities in the Middle East, with an emphasis on the formation and development of their ethnic and national identities. She published an article in the journal Israel Studies, titled "The Rise of a Christian Aramaic Nationality in Modern Israel," and she is in the process of writing her dissertation on "The Predicament of the National Identity of Christians in Israel: 1980-2014." She holds an MA in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from the University of Haifa, the city where she was born and raised, as well as holding an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. Growing up in a multicultural and multilingual society, Farah is fluent in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. She teaches Hebrew at Brandeis University and Middlebury College.
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