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Documentary by Colleen Cassingham and Alex Lederman Published!

MENA is proud to announce that a short documentary by two of our undergraduates, Colleen Cassingham and Alex Lederman, was published by The Atlantic this week. The film follows a Syrian refugee family as it transitions to life in Chicago. We follow Akram and Retaj, who are 7 and 10 years old, through a dance class that helps them flourish in their new environment, as well as their parents' journey to find inner resilience to start a new life. You can view the documentary by clicking on the link above. Colleen Cassingham graduated in June 2016 with a major in MENA and a minor in film. She is currently interning at American Documentary POV in New York. Alex Lederman is a senior at Northwestern majoring in journalism and political science and minoring in MENA. He is interning at Al Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar next quarter.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction, Modern Hebrew

The Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) at Northwestern University, in conjunction with the Jewish Studies Program, invites applications for a member of the teaching-track faculty in Modern Hebrew language at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Instruction. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position starting September 1, 2017. Duties include teaching three language courses each quarter, altogether nine courses over one academic year. Click above to access the full description and application!