The Hugh Downs School and Center for Strategic Communication Welcomes New Staff

CSC and HDSHC welcomes postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Nathaniel Greenberg, to the Center for Strategic Communication (CSC) and The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. Dr. Steve Corman's blog post reads as follows: “Nathaniel completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Washington and was the recipient of the 2012 Dean’s Medal for the Humanities, the University’s highest recognition for overall achievement in that division. His research focuses on modern Arabic, particularly Egyptian literature. But he has published on a range of subjects, from a study of the Palestinian artist Jabra Ibrahim Jabra and the Baghdad Modern Art Group in post-revolutionary (1958) Iraq, to a discursive analysis of terrorism in Argentina in the 90s. He has lived in Egypt and Morocco on various occasions over the past ten years and most recently was in Cairo during the uprising against the regime of Hosni Mubarak. His articles about the first ten days of the revolution were published in The Seattle Times and the online magazine The Common Language Project. He is currently writing a book about the post-revolutionary (1952) novels and screenplays of the Egyptian Nobel Laureate, Naguib Mahfouz. Greenberg will support CSC research on post-revolutionary North Africa.”

The CSC also welcomes Norman Vasu from the Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. At RSIS, he is an assistant professor and Deputy Head of the Centre of Excellence for National Security. His research interests are in nationalism, multiculturalism and citizenship. At the CSC, Vasu is beginning a three month residency as a Fulbright Fellow. He will be working on a project entitled “Teaching America: Narratives of the Nation and the Foreign in U.S. High School History Textbooks since the End of the Cold War.”