Osama Walid Abi-Mershed

Title

Associate Professor
History-Middle East and North Africa. Director; Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS)

Department

Department of History
General profile

Portrait

Phone

+1 202-687-7760

Alt. phone

202-687-5648

Fax

202-687-7001

Alt. email

abimerso@georgetown.edu

Location

241 ICC

Bio

Osama Abi-Mershed is Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on North Africa, the Middle East, and the Western Mediterranean (medieval and modern); on Arab and Ottoman societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and on colonial and post-colonial Franco-Maghribi relations. His academic research focuses on the ideologies and practices of colonial modernization in nineteenth century Algeria, and on the parallel processes of state-and nation-making in France and North Africa.

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Education

  • Ph.D. (2003) Georgetown University , History
  • M.A. (1997) George Washington University, International Affairs
  • M.B.A. (1988) George Washington University , International Finance and Marketing
  • B.A. (1985) American University of Beirut, Economics

Languages

  • Arabic (speak, read, write)
  • French (speak, read, write)
  • Spanish (read)