American Druze Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow
A historian of the modern Middle East, Reem Bailony focuses on the history of Greater Syria during the interwar period. As an ADF fellow, she will be exploring the formation of transnational Druze and Syrian identity in the mahjar and working towards her book manuscript titled, Transnational Rebellion: The Syrian Revolt of 1925-1927. Set within the broader internationalism of the 1920s, it uncovers the critical role Syrian-Lebanese migrants played in defining and shaping the anticolonial rebellion. Her article, “Transnationalism and the Syrian Migrant Public: The Case of the 1925 Syrian Revolt,” appears in the inaugural issue of Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies in Spring 2013. She received her doctorate in history from the University of California, Los Angeles and has taught courses on the modern Middle East at Smith College and Mount Holyoke College.
The American Druze Foundation (ADF) Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Druze and Arab Studies supports specialized social scientific research on the Druze communities centrally and primarily, and on collective political and cultural identities in the Arab world more generally. More information on the American Druze Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship is available here.