Sargon George Donabed is Assistant Professor of History at Roger Williams University where he teaches Middle Eastern history and religious studies. Dr. Donabed completed his PhD at the department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto in 2010. He serves on the advisory board of the journal Chronos, published by the University of Balamand in Lebanon as well as the Institute for Genocide Awareness and Applied Research (IGAAR) and the Modern Assyrian Research Archive (MARA). He is the co-organizer of the biannual Roger Williams University Conference on Religion and the State. He is a 2010 The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) fellow based on the project Documenting the Oral Folk Epic of Qatine Gabbara: Translation, Historical and Cultural Analysis, and Transmission. Donabed is also co-editor of Religion and the State:Europe and North America in the 17th and 18th centuries (Lexington Books, 2012) and also co-editor and contributor to The Assyrian Heritage: Threads of Continuity and Influence (Uppsala University, 2012). His work takes him around the world regularly and has researched and presented at conferences most frequently in Europe and the Middle East. He is also an active member of a variety of conservation-based NGOs and has strong interest in fantasy and science fiction film and literature and wildlife/environmental conservation.