Kimberly Katz, Ph.D.



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LA 4233
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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, Jordan. 

Courses Taught

 Fall  2023
HIST 117 Islamic History: From the Rise of Islam to the Rise of the Ottomans
HIST 340 Isreal/Palesine: Conflicting Past, Conflicting Present