Program Overview

Middle East and North Africa Studies

Middle East and North Africa Studies draws upon faculty and courses across the humanities and social sciences. The minor in this course of study focuses on this region broadly including Africa north of the Sahara, the Arabian Peninsula, Eastern Mediterranean, Iran, Turkey, and the Red Sea and Gulf Littoral states.

An illustration of three ambassadors and the king with some writing in Arabic.
Detail from an Illustrated Copy of the Shahnameh, “The King Receives Three Ambassadors,” Persian, late 15th century.
Photo credit: Courtesy of Allen Memorial Art Museum

Program Facts

  • Program Type: Minor

Program Director

Elizabeth Hamilton,
Associate Dean of the College of the Arts and Sciences

Middle East and North Africa Studies News

Found in Translation

May 25, 2023

Theo Canter’s deep ties to Greece get a boost through a Fulbright teaching assistantship in Athens.
Theo Canter.

Marwan Ghanem '22 Receives Nexial Prize

July 18, 2022

Marwan Ghanem, a spring 2022 graduate with majors in biology and neuroscience, is this year’s winner of the Oberlin College Nexial Prize.
Marwan Ghanem.

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