Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D. University of Toronto; B.A. Stonehill College
Areas of Expertise:
Assyrian Studies; Iraq; Indigenous Studies; Minorities in the Middle East; Eastern Christianity; Mythology; Comparative Religion; Immigration History; Animal Studies
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).