September 8th, 2012
The Londoner sitting next to me on the plane asked if I had any Arab background--no, I'm just American with Italian and Cuban parents. He commented on how surprising it was I would ever study the Middle East. At first, it was out of a desire to...
Arabic Lessons in Egypt
This fall semester, I'll be participating in Middlebury's immersive Arabic program in Alexandria, Egypt. In my five months in Egypt, I hope to learn and write about a wide range of topics: Egypt's burgeoning democracy, local perspectives on the U.S. presidential election, Arab notions of gender and sexuality and the typical cultural encounters of a college student abroad.