Thomas Simsarian Dolan


Thomas Dolan

ACLS Postdoctoral Fellow

MESAS Admin Office: S-312 Callaway Center


Thomas Simsarian Dolan is thrilled to join MESAS as an ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow, after completing a year as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in History at American University in Cairo. He received a PhD in American Studies from George Washington University, and previously studied at Yale and NYU, where his research was supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Global Excellence Scholarship, Institute for Middle East Studies, Dr. Philip M. Kayal Fund for Arab American Research, Bentley Historical Library Bordin-Gillette Fellowship, Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom and Armenian General Benevolent Union. Thomas has also served as a visiting researcher at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, and published in Mashriq & Mahjar, Huffington Post, Egypt Migrations, Muftah, Arab America, The Armenian Weekly, Armenian America and HowlRound.  A performer at heart, Thomas remains deeply engaged in the arts, and in addition to revising his dissertation for publication, future book projects include a sonic history of MENA migrations to the Americas, and a historicized memoir of his family's migrations from Diyarbakir, Cairo and Aleppo.