Oren Kosansky

Associate Professor of Anthropology

JR Howard 366, MSC: 60
Office Hours:

Tues 2:00 - 3:00, Wed 1:30 - 2:30pm, or by appointment

Oren’s research focuses on religious practice, Jewish experience, and national discourse in colonial and postcolonial Morocco. His courses also contribute to Political Economy, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, and Middle East and North African Studies programs. Oren spends a lot of time enjoying the Pacific Northwest by foot, bike, ski, and canoe!

Academic Credentials

PhD 2003, MA 1994 University of Michigan
MAT 1990 Binghamton University
BA 1988 Brown University


Recent Publications

2016 When Jews Speak Arabic: Dialectology and Difference in Colonial Morocco. Comparative Studies in Society and History 58(1):5-39.

2012 The “Jewish Question” in Postcolonial Moroccan Cinema. International Journal of Middle East Studies 44(3): 421- 442.

2011 Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History: Authority, Tradition, Diaspora, Tradition. Edited by Ra‘anan S. Boustan, Oren Kosansky, and Marina Rustow. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

2011 The Real Morocco Itself: Judeo-Muslim Pilgrimage, Hybridity and the Idea of the Moroccan Nation. In Jewish Culture and Society in North Africa, ed. Emily Gottreich and Daniel Schroeter. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press.


Location: J.R. Howard Hall