Osama Abi-Mershed

Osama Abi-Mershed
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ACW Position

Member of the Academic Advisory Board

Areas of Expertise

History of Middle East and North Africa (medieval and modern), Muslim Spain, colonial Algeria, colonial education, modern France, Franco-Maghribi relations

Osama Abi-Mershed

Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University

Osama Abi-Mershed is Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on North Africa, the Middle East, and the Western Mediterranean (medieval and modern); on Arab and Ottoman societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; and on colonial and post-colonial Franco-Maghribi relations. His academic research focuses on the ideologies and practices of colonial modernization in nineteenth century Algeria, and on the parallel processes of state-and nation-making in France and North Africa.