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Stacy Holden

Stacy E. Holden

Associate Professor

Ph.D., Boston University, 2005

Curriculum Vitae
Office Hours: Spring 2015: by appointment
Office: UNIV 127
Office Phone: (765) 494-4132
Office Fax: (765) 496-1755


Modern Middle East and North Africa


Hist 479 American Representations of the Middle East and North Africa
Hist 246 Modern Middle East and North Africa
Hist 455 Modern Iraq

Hist 250 US Relations with the Middle East and North Africa

Professor Holden completed her Ph.D. in History at Boston University in 2005. Her professional activities have led her to study Arabic in Tunisia, work for the US Embassy in Mauritania, examine preservation projects in Egypt, and research colonial architecture in Mali. At Purdue, she directed a team of students who collected social and economic data for a computer simulation of life in Baghdad, Iraq.  Professor Holden is interested in architecture and urbanism in the Middle East and North Africa as well as American representations of the Arab-Islamic world.  She is the author of The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco and A Documentary History of Modern Iraq.  Currently, she is writing a series of articles on the colonial policy of historic preservation in the French Protectorate of Morocco.  She is also preparing a book manuscript on Islamic captivity narratives in US popular culture from the colonial era to the present day.