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Kevin W. Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Indiana University - Bloomington
|Address:||Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
1011 East Third Street
Goodbody Hall #102
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7005
|Primary Phone:||(812) 856-6861|
|List Affiliations:||Former Review Editor for H-Levant
Business History / Studies
Diplomacy and International Relations
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Urban History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Doctor of Philosophy in the History of the Middle East and North Africa, Distinction, 2005
Examination Fields/Specializations: Middle East and North Africa, Modern Europe, the twentieth-century Levant, Anthropology, modernity, cultural history, the construction of collective identity, consumption
Dissertation: ‘Enter the Future!:’ Exemplars of Bourgeois Modernity in Post-WWII Syria
Mentor: Professor Judith E. Tucker
Master of Arts in Arab Studies, Distinction, 2000
University of Houston, Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts in History, Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Indiana University - Bloomington, August 2007 - present
Assistant Professor of History, The University of Memphis, August 2005-July 2007
Visiting Instructor of African and Middle Eastern History, Franklin and Marshall College, July 2004-June 2005
Lecturer, Georgetown University, Summer 2003
Teaching Assistant, Georgetown University, Fall 1997 –Spring 2000, Fall 2002 –Fall 2003
Introduction to Islamic Civilization (undergrad and grad)
The Making of the Modern Middle East (undergrad survey)
Iraq and Syria in the Twentieth Century (grad colloquium)
Theory and Method in Middle East Historiography (grad colloquium)
The University of Memphis
The Philosophy of History (Graduate Seminar), The Development of World Civilization II (Survey), The Modern Middle East, The Modern Islamic World, Modern Iraq (Honors Forum), Modern Syria (Directed Reading), “The Prussia of the Arabs”: Lutfi al-Haffar and Economic Nationalism in Mandate Syria (Honor’s Thesis)
Franklin and Marshall College
Africa North and West (survey), The Modern Middle East, The Islamic World, The Colonial Experience in Africa, Iraq and Syria in the Twentieth Century (seminar), Slavery in the Atlantic World (Honors Thesis), US-Iraqi Relations (Directed Reading), Colonial North Africa (Directed Reading), The Ba`th Party (Directed Reading)
Georgetown University (Lecturer)
Middle East Civilization II
Georgetown University (Teaching Assistant)
Middle East Civilization I, Middle East Civilization II, World History I, World History II
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PAPERS
“The Baghdad Pact.” Encyclopedia of the Cold War, Will Gray, Jeremi Suri, et al, eds. (Routledge, forthcoming, 2006).
“Syria.” Encyclopedia of the Cold War, Will Gray, Jeremi Suri, et al, eds. (Routledge, forthcoming, 2006).
“‘Lights that Dazzle the Viewer:’ Bourgeois Industry, Consumption, and Leisure at the Damascus International Exposition of 1954.” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November 2005.
“‘Images of Syria’s Awakening’: Bourgeois Industry, Consumption, and Leisure at the Damascus International Exposition of 1954” (Article in preparation)
“The Policeman is the Guardian of Childhood: The Marketing of Security in Post-WWII Syria.” (Article in preparation)
‘Enter the Future!:’ The Twilight of Bourgeois Modernity in Post-WWII Syria, Ph.D. dissertation, 2005.
“‘The Policeman is the Friend of the Kids’: The Journal of the General Security Police and the Marketing of Security in Post-WWII Syria,” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, November 2003.
Symposium Report: Syria Study Group, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, Spring 2000.
“History as Told in Ba`thi Secondary School Textbooks,” Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, December 1998.
“Iraq: The Unnatural State,” Public Address, The University of Memphis High School Scholars’ Seminar, 2005-2006, April 25, 2006.
Roundtable Participant, Conference on Current Political Issues in the Middle East, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, April 17, 2006.
“Living and Doing Research in a ‘Rogue State,’” Public Address, College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Reception, University of Memphis, October 2005.
“Creating Failed and Rogue States: Modern Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon in World Historical Context,” Seventh Annual Summer Teacher Workshop, Center for Contemporary Studies, Georgetown University, June 2005.
“A Look at Syria Today,” Public Symposium, University of Alaska at Anchorage, November 2003.
“World History in the American University: An Overview,” Il mondo come orizzonte tra globalizzazione e interculturalita’ [World History Conference and Workshop for High School Teachers], Brescia, Italy, March 2003.
Judge, Tennessee History Day (Tennessee regional and state-wide competitions), Spring 2006
Co-director, Fulbright Student Workshop, Center for International Programs and Services, University of Memphis, February 2006
Reader, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Fall 2005 to present
Member, Asian History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Memphis, 2005-2006
Member, Africana Studies Committee, Franklin and Marshall College, 2004-2005
Advisor, Islamic World Search Committee, Dept. of History, Franklin and Marshall College, 2004-2005
Member, Editorial Board, Arab Studies Journal, 1996-1998