Undergraduate Concentrators

Clare Duncan

Clare Duncan

Undergraduate Concentrator
Contemporary Islamic Studies

Why NELC? Though I have always had an inherent interest in the Middle East, it was a high school world religions class that focused my …

Kelsey Hunt

Kelsey Hunt

Undergraduate Concentrator
Modern Middle Eastern Studies; Arabic

Why NELC? My general love for Ancient Egypt and Hieroglyphs quickly turned into a passion for studying the Modern Middle East after …

Brooke Kantor

Brooke Kantor

Undergraduate Concentrator (joint NELC/Government)
The modern Middle East; particular focus on the role of Islamist groups in various political settings

Why NELC? I became interested in Near Eastern studies during my senior year of high school--the beginning of the Arab Spring.

Joshua Lipson

Joshua Lipson

Undergraduate Concentrator
Israel studies, 20th century Arab history, international relations of the Middle East, Ancient Near Eastern political economy

Why NELC? As a child reading the Hebrew Bible's accounts of regional wars, I fell in love with the geography of the Middle East, an anchor …