Academic Field: 
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

Orit Bashkin is Assistant Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History in the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations. Her publications include articles on the history of Arab-Jews in Iraq, on Iraqi history, and on Arabic literature. She has also edited a book Sculpturing Culture in Egypt (1999) with Israel Gershoni and Liat Kozma, which includes translations into Hebrew of seminal works by Egyptian intellectuals. Her most recent book, The Other Iraq - Intellectuals, Pluralism and Culture in Hashemite Iraq, 1921-1958, was published in 2009 by Stanford University Press.