Indiana University Bloomington
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People: Core Faculty

Kevin MartinKevin W. Martin

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern
    Languages and Cultures
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD, Georgetown University, 2005 (History of the Middle East and North Africa)
  • MA, Georgetown University, 2000 (Arab Studies)

Research Interests

  • Modern Middle East
  • Modern Levant (Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq)
  • Cultural history of the Modern Arab world

Contact Information

Office: Global and International Studies Building 3052
Phone: (812) 856-6861

Courses Recently Taught

  • Theory and Method in Middle East Historiography
  • Middle East History Through Literature and Film
  • The Cultural History of the Middle East
  • The Making of the Modern Middle East
  • Iraq and Syria in the Twentieth Century

Publication Highlights

  • "Presenting the ‘True Face of Syria’ to the World: Urban Disorder and Civilizational Anxieties at the First Damascus International Exposition." International Journal of Middle East Studies, 42, no. 3 (2010), 391–411.
  • "Peasants into Syrians." International Journal of Middle East Studies. Feb 2009, 41 (1), 4–6.
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