Archana Prakash

Contact Information

History
309 Gregory Hall
810 S Wright
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801
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Research Interests

  • Intellectual Networks and Knowledge Production
  • Modernization
  • Middle Eastern History
  • African History
  • Global History

Research Description

Dissertation: "Negotiating Modernity: Education and Translation in Nineteenth Century Egypt"

Education

  • M.A. History (Middle East), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • Non-degree Graduate Language Program, Middlebury College Arabic Language Institute, June-August 2009
  • Ph.D. History (Middle East), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • Advanced Arabic/Elementary Egyptian Colloquial Language Intensive Program - Arabic Language Institute, American University in Cairo, June - August 2010
  • B.A. History and Print Journalism, University of Southern California, 2007

Distinctions / Awards

  • Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship - Arabic, AY 2010-2011, Summer 2010, Summer 2009, AY 2008-2009
  • Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship - Persian, AY 2009-2010

Grants

  • American Educational Research Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship, AY 2015-2016
  • Fulbright Student Fellow - Egypt, Institute of International Education, AY 2011-2012
  • U.S. State Department Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs Research Fellowship – Alternate, American Research Center in Egypt – AY 2011-2012