Middle Eastern Studies
The Middle Eastern Studies major is no longer accepting new students.
Ohio Wesleyan is one of only a handful of national liberal arts colleges with an academic program dedicated to the study of the Middle East.
Our Middle Eastern Studies program brings together faculty with expertise in the culture, religions, languages, politics, history, literature, and art of the Middle East.
This interdisciplinary approach provides OWU students with a holistic understanding of the Middle East and creates an ideal environment for students to work closely with faculty mentors to deeply explore their own areas of interest.
Professor Sokolsky was a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, where she learned Moroccan Arabic and then continued studying Arabic at Harvard University.
An art historian and medievalist, Professor Neuman de Vegvar teaches Classical, Renaissance, Baroque, and Islamic art.
Professor Raizen was a 2011–2012 fellow at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the American University in Cairo.
A poet and scholar, Professor Caplan is the Associate Director of Creative Writing at OWU.
Professor Gunasti's graduate study in religion and international relations is complemented by her undergraduate degree from Brown in applied mathematics and economics.