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Humanities Research Fellow Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Shuang Wen is an historian of modern Middle East and East Asia. Using Arabic and Chinese language primary sources from multi-sited research in China, Egypt, Syria, Taiwan, the UK, and the US, her forthcoming first book investigates the transformative processes of Arab-Chinese global interactions in the age of late imperial capitalism from the mid-19th century to the end of World War II. This project and her other research have been featured by the American Historical Association. Shuang earned a PhD in Transregional History (modern Middle East and East Asia) from Georgetown University and an MA in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo. She received additional Arabic language training from the University of Damascus and Middlebury College. Before switching career to the academy, Shuang was a broadcast journalist for Phoenix Satellite Television InfoNews Channel in Hong Kong (2003-2006), covering events in the Middle East. She also received an MA on Chinese-English Translation and Simultaneous Interpreting from Beijing Foreign Studies University in 2003 and a BA in English Language, Literature, and Culture from University of International Relations in Beijing in 2001.
Prior to joining in NYU Abu Dhabi as a Humanities Research Fellow in January 2018, Shuang held fellowships at NYU Shanghai and National University in Singapore.