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Nathaniel Greenberg

Associate Professor of Arabic, George Mason University

Nathaniel Greenberg is an Associate Professor of Arabic at George Mason University. His recent book: How Information Warfare Shaped the Arab Spring: the Politics of Narrative in Egypt and Tunisia (Edinburgh University Press 2019), offers an in-depth look at how foreign, domestic and social media operations helped shape the first two years of the Arab uprisings. His previous work includes The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz (1952-1967) (Lexington 2014), winner of the ACLA Helen Tartar First Book Award, and Islamists of the Maghreb (w/Jeffry R. Halverson, Routledge 2018), a history of political Islam in North Africa.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Arabic, George Mason University


  • 2012 
    University of Washington, Ph.D. Comparative Literature