Nationalism has been one of the main dynamics that shaped the MENA region in the post WWI era. It fundamentally changed the political loyalties of the peoples in the region and reshaped it around national consciousness. The purpose of this course is to provide a theoretical background and understanding about state, nations and nationalism. This course aims to provide a strong foundation for evaluating the causes and consequences of nationalism in the Middle East.
Fellow Researcher at Al Sharq Forum Zeynep koç is a Researcher at Al Sharq Forum. Prior to joining Al Sharq, she was a Dr. Herchel Smith Fellow at the University of Cambridge conducting Economic and Anthropological research about the Middle East. Zeynep has an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and a B.A. from Williams College in Economics and Arabic Studies.