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Recent Publications

Guillame Postel and the Primordial Origins of the Middle East
Professor Brannon Wheeler
Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, Brill Press, (2013)

Commentary on Argo   (archived)
Ambassador John Limbert  

5 reasons US must avoid war with Iran 
AMB John Limbert and Bruce Laingen
The Christian Science Monitor, (2012)

The Middle East in Modern World History
Dr. Ernie Tucker
Pearson, (2013)  

American Sheikhs: Two Families, Four Generations, and the Story of America's Influence in the Middle East Dr. Brian VanDeMark
Prometheus Books, (2012)

Dr. Deborah Wheeler on Events in Egypt: Dr. Brannon Wheeler Interviewed on Islamic Law:

Gift of the Body in Islam
Professor Brannon Wheeler
Numen 57 (2010) 341-388

The Politics and Security of the Gulf
CAPT Jeffrey R. Macris, USN (Routledge, 2010)

Dr. Hezi Brosh, USNA Dept of Languages and Cultures:
  • Proverbs in the Arabic language classroom,
    International  Journal of Humanities and Social Science. (IJHSS), 3, 5, 19-29.
  • The implications of the sociopolitical context on Arab teachers in Hebrew schools,
    Journal of Arts and Humanities (JAH), 2, 3, 1-12.
  • Languages in contact: Preliminary clues of an emergence of an Israeli Arabic variety,
    Journal of Arts and Humanities (JAH), 1, 3, 1-17.
  • Forthcoming: “Motivation of College American Students to Study Arabic,” 
    Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics (CJAL) 
  • We study Arabic – Arabic textbook for Hebrew speakers (Junior- High School, 7th Grade) 2012/2013
  • Forthcoming: Arabic Stories for Language learners (with CD) Hezi Brosh and Lutfi Mansur
  • Salamaat – College-level Arabic textbook for English speakers
  • Forthcoming: Classrooms in conflict – The case of Arabic in Israel 
Dr. Hayden Bellenoit, USNA Dept. of History:
Recent Publications:
  • Peer reviewed books and monographs Governance, paper and colonial administration in India, 1760-1860,
    (Routledge, 2016), under contract 
  • Pakistan: history, politics and culture since 1947
    (U.S. Special Operations Command, 2011)
  • Missionary education and empire in late colonial India, 1860-1920
    (Pickering & Chatto, 2007)
  • Peer reviewed articles in journals Between qanungos and clerks: the cultural and service worlds of Hindustan’s pensmenc.1750-1900’, Modern Asian Studies
    (Cambridge University Press), forthcoming, 2013
  • ‘Paper, pens and power between empires in north India, 1750–1850’, South Asian History and Culture
    (Oxford: Taylor & Francis) 3:3, 348-372, 2012
  • ‘Missionary Education, Religion and Knowledge in India, c.1880-1915’, Modern Asian Studies,
    (Cambridge University Press), 41:2, pp. 369-394, 2007
  • Contributions to Edited volumes ‘Education, missionaries and the Indian Nation, c. 1880-1920’, in P.V. Rao, H. Bellenoit eds.,Perspectives on the History of Education in India
    (New Delhi: OrientBlackswan, 2013)
  • ‘Perspectives in the History of Indian Education’, P.V. Rao, H. Bellenoit, Perspectives on the History of Education in India
    (New Delhi: OrientBlackswan, 2013)
  • Invited Book reviews:Review of Bhavani Raman, ‘Document Raj: Writing and Scribes in Early Colonial South India’, American Historical Review, forthcoming 2013
  • Review of Parna Sengupta, ‘Pedagogy for Religion: Missionary education and the fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal’, Journal of Hindu Studies, Summer 2013
Elizabeth Knutson, USNA Dept. of Languages and Cultures:
  • “Crossing Frontiers:  Classroom Materials on Religious Diversity in the Maghreb,” 
    American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Proceedings, forthcoming June 2013.  Co-authored with Simone Pilon. 
  • “Teaching Difficult Topics:  The Example of the Algerian War.”  L2 Journal4.1 (2012):  83-101.  
    Special issue on History and Memory in Foreign Language Study, ed. Claire Kramsch.  Available at uccllt_l2
  • "Curricular and Cultural Intersections:  Teaching France and the Arab World."  
    Contemporary French and Francophone Studies 13.3 (2009): 349-357.  

Past Publications

Race, Revolution, and the Struggle for Human Rights in Zanzibar: The Memoirs of Ali Sultan Issa and Seif Sharif Hamad
Prof. G. Thomas Burgess (Ohio University Press, 2009)

Arab Facebook
Article in The Majalla quoting Dr. Deborah Wheeler

Negotiating with Iran: Wrestling the Ghosts of History
Ambassador John Limbert (September 2009)
Video  (archived)     Audio

Kentucky Fried Kuwait: USNA Professors Return to Kuwait
Professors Brannon and Deborah Wheeler (2009)

Oceans Apart
Maj Mark Deets, USMC (Ret.)
Shipmate Magazine, November 2008

Negotiating with the Islamic Republic of Iran
Ambassador John Limbert
United States Institute of Peace, Special Report 199, January 2008

Nadir Shah and the Ja'fari Madhhab Reconsidered
Prof Ernest Tucker
Iranian Studies 27 (1994) 163-179

Class of 1955 Endows Chair in Middle East Studies
Shipmate Magazine, January/February 2009

International Midshipmen: Focus on Middle East
Shipmate Magazine, September 2007

Academy Lays Groundwork for Exchanges in Jordan [archived]
Trident, November 2, 2006

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