Stacy E. Holden

Department Information

History // Faculty
Religious Studies // SIS // Faculty
American Studies // SIS // Affiliated Faculty

Office Information

  • Office: UNIV 127
  • Office Fax: (765) 496-1755
  • Office Hours: Spring 2018: TTh 8:00-9:00
  • E-mail:
  • Courses

  • Hist 250 US Relations with the 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

  • Specialization

  • Modern Middle East and North Africa, U.S. Engagement with the Arab World

  • Learning Arabic in Tunisia, working at the US Embassy in Mauritania, surveying historic monuments in Egypt, interviewing architects in Mali, tracing memories of Ottoman rule in Greece, and studying the Arab-Israeli conflict in the field are only some of the opportunities afforded to Professor Holden since she began to study Africa and the Middle East.  Professor Holden completed her Ph.D. in History at Boston University (2005).  She is the author of The Politics of Food in Modern Morocco (University Press of Florida, 2009) and A Documentary History of Modern Iraq (University Press of Florida, 2012).  She is currently reassessing standard narratives of North Africa generated by English language texts.  Using sources in French and Arabic, she is writing a book that examines Edith Wharton’s travelogue In Morocco (1920).  It will replace Wharton’s fantastical account with an accurate description of wartime Morocco, while also revealing the lasting impact of the stereotypes promoted by this celebrated author.  In pursuit of her interest in counternarratives, Professor Holden is also examining Corsairing from the perspective of North Africans and through the analytic filter of food security.  

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