Schusterman Center for Israel Studies:

ONLINENational Identity of Christians in Modern Israel

October 7, 2021 Free
Rima Farah (Courtesy photo)

This event is part of the fall 2021 Schusterman Seminars: advanced seminars geared toward faculty and graduate students, and open to all, presenting the latest research in Israel studies. This semester, we are examining issues of identity, seeking the nuance in gender, religion, nationality and more. The series is presented by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University.

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.” 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 an MA in Near Eastern and Judaic studies from Brandeis University. Having grown 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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Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

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