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Benjamin Braude

codirector, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, Boston College

Professor Braude teaches courses on the Middle East and on European-Middle Eastern relations. In addition to those interests his research also focuses on religious, racial, and ethnic identities in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim culture. Currently he is completing *Sex, Slavery, and Racism: The Secret History of the Sons of Noah*, which examines the construction of attitudes toward color and identity from the ancient Near East and the classical world to the present. More broadly, he is interested in post-national conceptions of historiography. He has been a visiting professor at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales in Paris and a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.