Farah al-Nakib (BA '01) was featured in Bazaar magazine where she credits her experience writing her senior History thesis with setting her on the course towards becoming a professional historian. Additionally, Al-Nakib, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait, published a book entitled Kuwait Transformed: Oil and Urban Life with Stanford University Press in April 2016.
History alum (B.A. '11) brings Marx into the mainstream
"When Bhaskar Sunkara was growing up in Westchester County, he likes to say, he dreamed of being a professional basketball player. But the height gods, among others, didn’t smile in his favor. So in 2009, during a medical leave from his sophomore year at GW, Mr. Sunkara turned to Plan B: creating a magazine dedicated to bringing jargon-free neo-Marxist thinking to the masses." So begins the January 2013 New York Times article on this B.A. '11 alum, who founded and edits Jacobin Magazine.
History Alumnus MC's Annual Capitol Hill Alumni Reception
Christopher Bright (Ph.D., 2006), member of the GW Board of Trustees and historian who studies foreign and defense policy issues for the House Committee on Armed Services, served as Master of Ceremonies at GW's Annual Capitol Hill Alumni Reception, hosted by President Steven Knapp. Held in April 2013, the event drew more than 100 congressional staff members, elected officials and other alumni working on the Hill to the Capitol Visitor Center.