Congratulations, 2021-22 CMES Graduates!

June 6, 2022
CMES graduation 2022 group
CMES commencement reception, May 2022

CMES is pleased to congratulate this year's graduating students in our AM and PhD programs.

AM Graduates

  • Reilly Barry
  • Christina Bouri—Thesis: "Mīrī and Mawat: From the 1858 Ottoman Land Code to Modern Israeli Land Grabs in the West Bank" / Advisor: Rosie Bsheer
  • Dutton Crowley—Thesis: "Modernity and Cultural Invasion: Ali Khamenei, the United States, and the Software Movement" / Advisor: Mojtaba Ebrahimian / CMES Thesis Prize
  • Joseph Cushner
  • Ghazi Ghazi—Thesis: "Artistic Expression and Memory in Conflict: The Politics of Iraq War Art 2003-2011" / Advisor: Gareth Doherty
  • Uri Inspector—Thesis: "Arab Palestinian Labor in Israel, 1880-2000" / Advisor: Derek Penslar
  • Dialla Jandali
  • Katie Falk
  • Sumaya Malas—Thesis: "Patterns of Ongoing Conflict Reconstruction Contract Distribution: Evaluating the Syrian Conflict" / Advisor: Kristin Fabbe
  • Faria Nasruddin—Thesis: "Halidé Edib Adıvar’s 'melting-pot' in the 'ghost-sky': Drawing the Early Turkish Republic into the Indian Ocean" / Advisor: Lerna Ekmekçioğlu (MIT)
  • Tianyu Qiao
  • Xuechen Wang—Thesis: "Incarcerated in Time: A Linguistic Analysis of the Palestinian Social Temporalities’ Development and Shift from the Nakba to the New Millennium" / Advisor: Arthur Kleinman
  • Sheng Zhang—"A Perplexed Wanderer toward Modernization: The Jadid Movement as the Seed for the Flourish and Collapse of pan-Turkism and pan-Islamism in Early 20th Century Xinjiang" / Advisor: Cemal Kafadar

PhD Graduates

  • Chloe Bordewich
    History and MES
    Dissertation: "Leaking Empires: The Struggle over Information in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1870-1952"
    Advisor: Maya Jasanoff / Committee: Arthur Asseraf, Rosie Bsheer, Khaled Fahmy, Cemal Kafadar
  • Caroline Kahlenberg
    History and MES
    Dissertation: "How Locals Became Settlers: Mizrahi Jews and Bodily Capital in Palestine, 1908-1948"
    Advisor: Derek Penslar / Committee: Rosie Bsheer, Abigail Jacobson, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Sherene Seikaly
  • Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe
    Anthropology and MES
    Dissertation: "Brave New Turkey: Contesting the Production and Valuation of Bodies, Urban Space, and Ecology"
    Advisor: Michael Herzfeld / Committee: Theodore C. Bestor, Ajantha Subramanian

CMES graduation 2022 group
CMES commencement reception, May 2022