Shane Minkin

Shane Minkin, History

Shane Minkin, History

Assistant Professor
Phone:
978-934-3947
Fax:
978-934-4071
Office:
Dugan Hall 106Q; Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and by appoinment

Expertise

Middle Eastern History, Islamic World, Death Studies

Research Interest

The social history of the modern Middle East, with a focus on 19th and 20th century Egypt. Especially interested in death studies, cities, foreign and minority communities, and questions of public and private space.

Educational Background

B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.A. Emory University; Ph.D. New York University

Biosketch

Shane studies the impact of death (e.g. cemeteries, post mortems, funerals) on constructions of foreignness and of public space, with a focus on Alexandria, Egypt, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.