Omar Youssef Cheta
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Historical Studies; Codirector, First-Year Seminar
Primary Academic Program: Middle Eastern Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Global and International Studies, Historical Studies
Biography:Professor Cheta specializes in the social history of the modern Middle East and the Ottoman Empire, with particular attention to the history of law and capitalism. He has received research fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Philosophical Society, Social Science Research Council, Mellon Foundation, and New York University Center for the Humanities. Cheta is the recipient of the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences (2014); a founding member of the Economic and Business History Research Center in Cairo; and co-organizer of the American University in Cairo Forum on the Economic and Business History of Egypt and the Middle East (2010). Publications include articles and reviews in International Journal of Middle East Studies, History Compass, Review of Middle East Studies, New Middle Eastern Studies, and Arab Studies Journal.
BA, magna cum laude, American University in Cairo; AM, University of Chicago; PhD, New York University. At Bard since 2013.