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Scott Abramson


Visiting Lecturer, 2020-21
Email: scottabramson@hotmail.com

A historian of the modern Levant in general and of Israel's relations with minorities, domestic and regional, in particular, Scott Abramson received his Ph.D. in UCLA’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and is Y&S Nazarian Center Visiting Lecturer in the 2020-21 academic year. He previously was the Center Postdoctoral Fellow in the 2019-20 academic year.


His articles—their subjects spanning a diverse topical spread, from Iranian Jewry to Lebanese Armenians—have appeared in such popular publications as Tablet Magazine and in such peer-reviewed scholarly journals as The Levantine Review and The Journal of the Middle East and Africa.


In 2018, he was one of six graduate students at UCLA selected by the Academic Senate to receive the Distinguished Teaching Award, conferred in recognition of his distinction as a teaching assistant and as the instructor of a course on the history of Jerusalem.