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Jonathan Sciarcon

Jonathan Sciarcon

Assistant Professor
Sturm Hall 369
Phone: 303-871-2954
Email: Jonathan


Middle Eastern History; Jewish History


Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010


I am assistant professor of Jewish and Middle Eastern history with a research emphasis on Jewish life in the late Ottoman Empire. My teaching interests include early Islamic history, Ottoman history, modern Middle Eastern history, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and United States foreign policy in the Middle East. I am especially passionate about introducing students to the academic study and historiography of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Here is an article I recently op-ed that was printed in the Denver Post recently: