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Omar Cheta

Omar Cheta

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Omar Cheta

Assistant Professor, History Department

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., New York University, 2014


Omar Cheta is assistant professor of history. He specializes in the social history of the modern Middle East and the Ottoman Empire, with a focus on the history of law and capitalism.

He has received research fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, and the New York University Center for the Humanities.

Cheta is the recipient of the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences and was a founding member of the Economic and Business History Research Center in Cairo.

Before joining Syracuse, he served as an assistant professor of Middle Eastern and historical studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. He received a Ph.D. from New York University in 2014.