Omar Youssef Cheta

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Historical Studies

Primary Academic Program: Middle Eastern Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Historical Studies


B.A., magna cum laude, American University in Cairo (AUC); A.M., University of Chicago; Ph.D., New York University. Expertise in Ottoman and Middle Eastern legal and economic history. Recipient of Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities, Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship, and other scholarships. Co-organizer, AUC Forum on the Economic and Business History of Egypt and the Middle East in 2010; and founding member, Economic and Business History Research Center in Cairo. Publications include book reviews in New Middle Eastern Studies and Arab Studies Journal; a book chapter in New Approaches to Egyptian Legal History; and entries in Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: An Encyclopedia and World History Encyclopedia. At Bard since 2013.


Phone: 845-758-6822 x6265