Associate Teaching Professor
Phone: (202) 687-6420
Office Location: ICC 151
Kevin W. Martin is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Middle East at Indiana University, and a former (2017-2018) member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. in the History of the Middle East and North Africa and an M.A. in Arab Studies (both with distinction) from Georgetown University, as well as a B.A. in History (summa cum laude) from the University of Houston. Dr. Martin has received three Fulbright awards for study and research in Damascus, Syria, where, during three years of residence, he served as a Research Associate at the Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO). His teaching fields include the modern Middle East, the modern Levant (Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq), Middle East historiography, and various aspects of the cultural history of the modern Arab world. His research field is the cultural history of the Modern Levant, with a particular focus on post-WWII Syria.
Dr. Martin is currently working on his second book, We Have Discovered America!: The United States in the Syrian Imagination, 1946-1963. His first book, Syria’s Democratic Years: Citizens, Experts, and Media in the 1950s, was published by Indiana University Press in 2015. He has also published with the Brookings Institution Press, The International Journal of Middle East Studies, History Compass, The Journal of Cold War Studies, and The Middle East Journal.