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History/Jewish studies professor’s book leads to interview in Israeli periodical - Penn State News Feature

A growing cohort of scholars in Middle Eastern studies is garnering international recognition
History/Jewish studies professor’s book leads to interview in Israeli periodical - Penn State News Feature

Lior Sternfeld, assistant professor of history and Jewish studies IMAGE: MICHAEL T. DAVIS

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — When Lior Sternfeld, assistant professor of history and Jewish studies, attended school in his native Israel, he fully intended to become a high school history teacher. Needing to choose an additional course of study, though, he thought Middle Eastern studies might be interesting.

“Increasingly, I realized that it should be my focus,” he said.

The course in Middle Eastern studies led Sternfeld to Ben Gurion University, where he developed an interest in Iran.

Read the whole feature by Susan Burlingame here. 

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