Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies
Office: S-301 Callaway Center
Geoffrey Phillip Levin earned his PhD in Hebrew and Judaic Studies/History from New York University in 2019 and was an Alan M. Stroock Fellow at Harvard University's Center for Jewish Studies during the 2019-2020 academic year. Prior to his doctoral degree, he studied international relations with a focus on Middle Eastern affairs at Johns Hopkins University and Michigan State University. His interests are broad and include Middle Eastern politics, Modern Jewish history, U.S.-Middle East relations, and the histories of Israel and Palestine, particularly in global/transnational contexts. Though a native of the Chicago area, Dr. Levin has also lived in Israel, Italy, Australia, and Morocco, where he studied Arabic on a Critical Language Scholarship.
Dr. Levin's research has been supported by the Center for Jewish History, the Israel Institute, the American Academy for Jewish Research, the American Jewish Archives, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Association for Jewish Studies, and a Schusterman Israel Scholar Award. Dr. Levin is currently preparing a book manuscript on the emergence of Palestinian rights as a contentious issue in the relationship between American Jews and Israel during the first three decades after 1948. His work has appeared in Israel Studies Review, Arab Studies Journal, Israel Affairs, H-Diplo, and Shofar.