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Welcome Dr. Rima Farah

Dr. Rima Farah has joined the Jewish Studies Program. Having recently received her PhD from Brandeis University, Farah was granted a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship from the Israel Institute, with a 3-year placement at Northeastern University. She will be teaching Hebrew Language and Culture, and Israel Studies.

Farah is a historian whose research revolves around the cultural and political history of minorities in Israel and the Middle East, with an emphasis on the history of the formation and development of their ethnic and national identities. Her dissertation was titled “A Predicament of the National Identity of Arabic-speaking Christians in Israel: 1980-2014.” She was born and raised in Haifa and speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and English fluently.

Being born and raised within a diverse cultural community in Israel, and within a region characterized by religious and ethnic diversities and conflicting narratives, Farah looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with the diverse community of Northeastern students.

The Jewish Studies Program is excited to welcome Rima Farah, and looks forward to working with her over the next three years!

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