Hometown: Meriden, Connecticut
Research Interests: Al-Nahda and late Ottoman Empire, Arab intellectual histories
Collin is a student of history whose research interests lie in the Arabic cultural renaissance of the 19th century and intellectual exchanges between Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Having graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a BA in history and a direction for his graduate work, he is extremely grateful to the all the faculty members, peers, and family who encouraged his studies. He has delivered a conference presentation on the Arab Revolt in World War I and on the problems of Eurocentrism in African studies. Additionally, Collin has worked closely on several professional projects in the capacity of chapter co-authorship, oral history collection, editorial duties, and archival photo research. His goals at Georgetown University’s MAAS program include achieving Arabic language proficiency and increasing his base of historical knowledge of the Middle East.