Kimberly Katz | Towson University


Ph.D., New York University, 2001

Areas of Expertise

Middle East and North Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries; urban history and heritage
in colonial and post-colonial Tunisia


Kimberly Katz joined Towson University’s History Department in 2003. She earned her
PhD in History and Middle East Studies from New York University in 2001. Her dissertation,
titled “Holy Places and National Spaces: Jerusalem under Jordanian Rule,” was published
in 2005 by the University Press of Florida. Professor Katz studies the Middle East
and North Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on social history, cultural
history, colonial history, post-colonial history, with particular interest in urban
history. Her second book,
A Young Palestinian’s Diary, 1941-1945: The Life of Sami ‘Amr, published by the University of Texas Press in 2009 opened up a second main area
of interest: diaries in history. That book will appear in Arabic in 2017 in Amman,

 FALL 2021
HIST 117 Islamic History: From the Rise of Islam to the Rise of the Ottomans
HIST 205 Ethical Perspectives in History
HIST 205 Ethical Perspectives in History


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