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Elizabeth F. Thompson is Professor and Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. She is currently writing a new history of the constitutional government established at Damascus, Syria after World War I, and the consequences of its destruction, as authorized by the League of Nations. Thompson is author of Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East (Harvard 2013). Her first book, Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon (Columbia 2000), won national prizes from the American Historical Association and the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.
Geographic Areas of Interest
Politics Of Late Colonialism
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"Women's Melodramas in 1940s Egyptian Cinema: Domestic Allegories of Revolution"
Justice Interrupted: Shaykh Rashid Rida, the Aborted 1920 Syrian Arab Constitution, and the Demise of a Liberal Consensus
The Democratic Promise of Syria's 1920 Constitution
Islam and the Great War: Rashid Rida’s Engagement with the Paris Peace Conference
The Paris Peace Conference as Counterrevolution in the Middle East