Faculty & Staff

Shana Minkin

Shana Minkin

Assistant Professor of International and Global Studies
B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania;
M.A. from Emory University;
Ph.D. in the joint History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies program at New York University

seminkin@sewanee.edu

 

Shana Minkin received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.A. from Emory University, and her Ph.D. in the joint History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies program at New York University.  Her research focuses on the bureaucracy and rituals of the foreign communal dead in Alexandria, Egypt, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  She is especially interested in how spaces and spectacles of the dead (e.g. cemeteries, funerals, postmortems) helped foreign communities make claims of local belonging.  She is currently working on a book manuscript titled "Life After Death:  Bureaucracy, Diplomacy and Community in Alexandria, Egypt (1864-1914)."