Ari Ariel

Ari
Lecturer and Honors Advisor for International Studies
Modern Middle East
Office: 
302 Comm Center / 158 Schaeffer Hall
Office Hours: 
T, Th: 2:00pm–3:00pm and by appointment
Phone Number: 
319-353-2199

Ari Ariel is a historian of the modern Middle East, with a particular focus on Jewish communities in the Arab world and Mizrahi communities in Israel. His interests include ethnic, national, and religious identities, migration, and foodways.

He is the author of Jewish-Muslim Relations and Migration from Yemen to Palestine in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Brill, 2014), which analyzes the impact of local, regional and international events on ethnic relations in Yemen, and on Yemeni migration patterns. He has also published on the ‘Hummus Wars’ and on Middle Eastern Jewish culinary history.

Ari received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2009.