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  • Cultural Memory of Violence

    My research in Stanford’s interdisciplinary program in Modern Thought and Literature interrogates cultural memories of past violence.

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  • A ‘Clash of Civilizations’?

    My research investigates how our cultural remembrance of past violence like the Crusades are not doomed to promote further conflicts or a “clash of civilizations.” Instead, they can provide theoretical and practical frameworks to contextualize and improve relations between the U.S. and Middle East and mitigate future conflict.

  • Why Does the Past Matter?

    I ask how cultural memories motivate political and social responses because of their fundamental relevance to individuals’ understanding of history, nationality, and identity, especially in the U.S. and the Middle East.

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