Maria Bashshur Abunnasr is an historian who specializes in the modern Middle East and public history, with a particular emphasis on oral history. Her PhD dissertation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2013) is entitled The Making of Ras Beirut: A Landscape of Memory for Narratives of Exceptionalism, 1870-1975 and draws on local history and oral history to examine the shared history of the university and the city. She has consulted on several history projects in collaboration with the American University of Beirut (AUB), the Near East School of Theology (N.E.S.T.), the Lebanese American University (LAU), in addition to several NGOs. Her publications include 46 Streets, AUB's Imprint on the Streets of Ras Beirut (2017), AUB and Ras Beirut in 150 Years of Photographs (2018), and We Are In This Together: The Ras Beirut Oral History Project (2019).
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