Angela Giordani

Lecturer in Middle East Studies

Smith College

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Angela Giordani, Lecturer in Middle East Studies, earned her Ph.D. in history at Columbia University and is completing a postdoctoral fellowship as the Abdallah S. Kamel Postdoctoral Resident Research Fellow at Yale Law School. Giordani is an historian who specializes in the intellectual and cultural history of the modern Middle East. Her research interests also include Arabic literature, language, and culture, Islamic philosophy; modern Egypt; Islamic movements; Arabic historiography; studies of the 20th Century Arab Nahda or renaissance, legal theory, Arab revolutions, anti- and post-colonial thought, and decolonization. Her publications include translations of two Arabic-language works, Arab Marxism and National Liberation: Selected Writings of Mahdi Amel, edited by Hicham Safieddine (Brill 2020), and Khalil Gibran, “The Future of the Arabic Language,” in The Arab Renaissance: A Bilingual Anthology of the Nahda, edited by Tarek El-Ariss (MLA 2018).