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September 19, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Abu-Rish Wins Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award in the Humanities

Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish, portrait

Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish

The College of Arts & Sciences Awards Committee selected Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish, Assistant Professor of History, as the humanities recipient of the Jeanette G. Grasselli Brown Faculty Teaching Award for 2017-18.

The award was announced during the 2018 Fall Gala of the College of Arts & Science.

The award recognizes “superior classroom performance, involvement with students beyond the classroom, and involvement in departmental curriculum development.” Each year, the College of Arts & Sciences accepts nominations and makes one Grasselli Brown award in each of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Abu-Rish offers a range of courses dealing with the history of the Middle East and North Africa and global comparative history. He also directs the Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate, which matriculated its first class of students this past spring. Much of Abu-Rish’s teaching expertise draws on his scholarly work. His research interests center on state building, economic development, and social mobilization in post-colonial Lebanon and Jordan.

During Fall 2018, Abu-Rish is teaching the following courses:

  • HIST 1330: World History since 1750
  • HIST 3371: Middle East History, 1500-Present

For more on Abu-Rish’s teaching and research interests, visit his History Department profile.

For a listing of campus events Abu-Rish is helping organize, check out the Fall 2018 Middle East & North Africa Events series.

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