Orit Bashkin
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Orit Bashkin is a historian who works on the intellectual, social, and cultural history of the modern Middle East. Her publications deal with Iraqi history, the history of Iraqi Jews, the Arab cultural revival movement (the nahda) in the late 19th century, and the connections between modern Arab history and Arabic literature. Her books are Impossible Exodus: Iraqi Jews in Israel, Stanford University Press, 2017; New Babylonians: A History of Jews in Modern Iraq. Stanford University Press, 2012; and The Other Iraq–Pluralism and Culture in Hashemite Iraq, Stanford University Press, 2009. Bashkin is Professor of modern Middle Eastern history in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.