Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah is a historian and researcher with an area specialty in the Middle East and North Africa. She holds a Masters of Arts in History from George Mason University and has completed graduate work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.
Christiane-Marie spent three years living in Israel-Palestine and currently divides her time between Washington D.C. and the Middle East. She works as a researcher, lecturer and historical guide for academic tours to Israel, the West Bank, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq. In addition to her strong background in ancient and classical Near Eastern archaeology, Christiane-Marie concentrates on modern Middle Eastern history, working on multivocality, popular memory, and conflict in history. This has led her to produce articles such as “Historicizing Nonviolent Resistance: Media, Identity, and Discourses of Resistance in Israel-Palestine” (2010) and “Memories of a Failing State: Collective Memory and the Making of Sectarian Conflict in Yemen” (2009).
At George Mason University, Christiane-Marie has been active in developing dual narrative curricula for teaching Israeli-Palestinian history in university courses, and has written numerous articles on transnational histories of the Cold War Middle East, including “Palestinian Guerrillas, Jewish Panthers: 1960s Protest and Global Revolution in Israel-Palestine” (2011) and “Cold War Aid: the Global Context of NGOs in the Sudan, 1960-1990” (2010). She has also worked for the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University, and provided research material for book projects in Routledges’ Themes in World History Series, including Demilitarization in World History and Human Rights in World History.