Dahlia El Zein

Ph.D. Student

Dahlia El Zein is a first-year Ph.D. student working on transregional histories of the twentieth-century Middle East and Islamic Africa. She has a Masters in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Webster University in International Relations. Prior to her doctoral pursuits, Dahlia worked for the Middle East Institute and Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia University and taught courses on the Middle East and Immigration at a Princeton University annual precollege summer program. She has also worked in human rights for several years covering the Middle East and North Africa region. 


Research Interests

Twentieth-century Middle East, trans-regional histories, history of nationalism, post-colonial education, social and cultural history.