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Visiting Fellow, 2021 – 2022

Annie Greene


Annie Greene is a historian of intellectual and cultural production in the modern Middle East, particularly the role of language in creating, conveying, and challenging national revival movements. Her published journal articles examine the development of the Iraqi press and civic agency of the nineteenth-century Baghdadi Jewish community. Her current book project investigates the Arab national revival (Nahda) in Ottoman Iraq and the language politics and cultural discourse that embedded in it. Greene received her PhD from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, where her research focused on the overlapping cultural networks of Ottoman Iraq. She has taught in the history departments of the College of William and Mary and Skidmore College. Greene has been awarded several research fellowships, such as the Academic Research Institute in Iraq and the University of Pennsylvania’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies’ visiting fellowship program.


Detail of a 19th century map of the Middle East

The Quest for Modern Language Between the Mediterranean and Black Sea, 1820–1948

2021 – 2024