Karène Sanchez-Summerer

Karène Sanchez Summerer is Associate Professor at Leiden University and the PI of the NWO (Dutch Research Council) VIDI project CrossRoads. Her scholarly interests include the French linguistic and cultural policy in the Levant, the educational impacts of French and British missions in the Middle East, and the relations between language and religion in the Middle Eastern nationalism and identity building processes (mid 19th-mid 20th centuries). Among her recent publications are: ‘Missions, Powers and Arabization’, Social Sciences and Missions, 32, 3-4 (Brill, 2019), with P. Bourmaud; European Cultural diplomacy, and Arab Christians in Palestine, 1918-1948. Between Contention and Connection (Palgrave MacMillan, 2021) and Imaging and Imaging Palestine: Photography, Modernity and the Biblical Lens, 1918-1948 (Brill, 2021) with S. Zananiri.

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