Keith David Watenpaugh
Keith David Watenpaugh (October 8, 1966-) is an Associate Professor of Modern Islam, Human Rights and Peace at the University of California, Davis. He is a historian of the Modern Middle East and his current work focuses on the history, theory and practice of humanitarianism, primarily in the 20th-century Middle East.
He is best known for his first book, Being Modern in the Middle East: Revolution, Nationalism, and Colonialism and the Arab Middle Class. (Princeton: Princeton University Press 2006), as well as the 2003 report “Opening Doors: Academic Conditions and Intellectual Life in Post-War Baghdad,” which was highly critical of early American cultural and education policies in post-invasion Iraq.
Awards and honors
He was a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow in International Peace at the United States Institute of Peace (2008–2009) and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Middle East Studies. In addition, he was the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah (2005–2006).
He has also had the CIEE Fulbright, Fulbright-Hays, Social Science Research Council, Will Rogers and the American Academic Research Institute in Iraq fellowships; he was the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow in Middle East Studies at Williams College in 1998-2000.
"A Fragile Glasnost on the Tigris" Middle East Report, 228: Fall 2003.
"Middle East Brain Drain," National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation - 11/22/2006 
"Death of Iraq's middle class: The country's best and brightest have fled, demolishing hope for the country's future" Chicago Sun Times 1/25/2007
"Cleansing the Cosmopolitan City: Historicism, Journalism and the Arab Nation in the Post-Ottoman Eastern Mediterranean,” Social History 30:1 (2005)
Being Modern in the Middle East. Princeton University Press, 2006. 
"The League of Nations' Rescue of Armenian Genocide Survivors and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism, 1920-1927," American Historical Review, 115:5, (December 2010).
- Keith David Watenpaugh. UC Davis Religious Studies.
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