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David Simonowitz Faculty Profile

David Simonowitz

Associate Professor of Middle East Studies
International Studies and Languages Division, Seaver College
PLC 104

Education

  • PhD, Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004
  • MA, Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996
  • BA, Spanish Literature, University of California, San Diego, 1987, Magna Cum Laude
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)
  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

Topics

  • Architecture, Urbanism and Spatial Theory
  • Diaspora Communities
  • Gender Studies
  • History and Religious Traditions of the Middle East and the Islamic World
  • Textual Studies
  • Visual Culture and Rhetoric
  • Writing Systems

Courses

  • Visual Culture of Modern Middle East
  • History of Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Arabic 151, 152, 251
  • History of the Modern Middle East
  • History of the Middle East and Islam, 500-1500