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Mary Christina Wilson, American history professor. Alumni fellow Oberlin College, 1982-1983; Social Science Research Council fellow, New York City, 1984-1985; fellow Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, 1988-1989, National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, 1988-1989, Institute for Advanced Study of Humanities, University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1990.


Wilson, Mary Christina was born on August 15, 1950 in Lakewood, Ohio, United States. Daughter of William Draughn and Norma (Nelson) Wilson.


Student, American University Beirut, Lebanon, 1971. AB, Oberlin College, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, 1983.


Instructor history Wellesley (Massachusetts) College, 1982-1983. Visiting assistant professor history New York University, New York City, 1984-1988. Assistant professor history University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1988-1991, associate professor history, 1991-1996, professor history, since 1996, director Middle Eastern Studies Program, 1992-1996, director graduate program department history, 1993-1996, chairman department history, 1997—2000.

Trustee American Center Oriental Research, 2000-2006. Alfred H. Howell visiting professor American University Beirut, since 2005. Consultant MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, Social Science Research Council, New York City, Alfred H. Howell visiting professor, American University Beirut, 2005-2006.



Member American History Association, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Studies Association (nominating committee 1987, member editorial board bulletin 1987-1994, book review editor 1987-1995, board directors 1999-2002).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, gardening.


Married Philip S. Khoury, August 28, 1980.

William Draughn Wilson

Norma (Nelson) Wilson

Philip S. Khoury