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Melanie S. Tanielian
Assistant Professor University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-Levant
Reviewer for H-War
|Interests:||Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Middle East History / Studies
Melanie S. Tanielian is Assistant Professor in the History Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She teaches courses in the History Department as well as for the Center of International and Comparative Studies (CICS), focusing on the Middle East as well as on War, Violence and Human Rights in general. She received her PhD in history from the University of California, Berkeley, under the guidance of Prof. Beshara Doumani. Her dissertation, "The War of Famine: Everyday Life in Wartime Beirut and Mount Lebanon (1914-1918)", is a socio-economic study of daily life at the Lebanese homefront during the First World War, through the lens of famine, family, disease and medicine, as well as local, state, and international humanitarian relief. Her research has been supported by the Allan Sharlin Memorial Grant for Dissertation Research, the DAAD Graduate Fellowship, and the Sultan Fellowship from the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and teaching interests include the social and cultural history of WWI in the Middle East, the emergence of religious philanthropic societies and their work in times of conflict, the history of German missionaries, social Protestantism and modern humanitarianism, disease, medicine, and hospitals, the history Childhood and Youth.
M. Tanielian received her MA in the Spring of 2007, from the University of California at Berkeley, and holds BAs in Middle Eastern and Religious Studies with an emphasis in the History of Islam. She has lived, studied and traveled extensively in the Middle East.