Dr. Noah Haiduc-Dale

Assistant Professor of History
Phone: ext. 2313
Email: haiduc-dalen@centenarycollege.edu 

Academic Accomplishments

  • PhD, NYU, 2010 (Middle Eastern Studies and History)
  • MA, University of Arizona, 2003 (Near Eastern Studies)
  • MA, Central Michigan University, 2001 (English Language and Literature) 
  • BA, Hope College, 1999 (English and Philosophy, minor in Religion)


I am originally from Vermont but have lived many places as I pursued my graduate degree in Middle Eastern history. Interest in the region was sparked by a trip I took to an Arab village in Israel when I was in high school, and I have since been back to the region three other times including a study abroad in Jerusalem as an undergraduate, a summer in Damascus, Syria, and nearly a year with my family in Jerusalem. 

My wife, Michelle, and I have three children: Maia, age 9, Asher, age 7, and Ethan, age 5. When we’re not busy keeping them busy I enjoy fly-fishing, baking bread, raising chickens, and playing the banjo.


My first research project, recently published by Edinburgh University Press, examines the complex relationship between Palestine’s Christian communities and the nationalist movement as Palestinians began to fight for independence in the first half of the 20th century.

I am currently pursuing a project that will take me to the other side of the Middle East: the Persian Gulf. My goal is to write an environmental history of the Persian Gulf focusing on the lives and livelihoods of non-elite Arabs living on the Gulf coasts. These residents subsisted largely on fish and dates which they learned to extract from a harsh and relatively unproductive environment. I will be exploring how changes in political and technological circumstances altered traditional ways to interacting with the local environment.

Published Works

Arab Christians in British Mandate Palestine: Communalism and
     Nationalism, 1917-1948 (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).

Book Review: “Good Arabs: The Israeli Security Agencies and
     the Israeli Arabs, 1948–1967, by Hillel Cohen,” Journal of
     World History, 23:4, December 2012.

Book Review: “A Christian View of Islam: Essays on Dialogue,
     by Thomas F. Michel,” Theological Book Review, Vol. 23,
     No. 1, 2012, pp. 88-89.

Book Review: “Occupied by Memory: The Intifada Generation
     and the Palestinian State of Emergency, by John Collins,”
     Arab Studies Journal, Vol. XIII no. 2/XIV no. 1,
     Fall 2005/Spring 2006.

Book Review: The Nation and its New Women: The Palestinian
     Women’s Movement, 1920-1948, by Ellen Fleishmann,”
     Arab Studies Journal, Vol. XII, no. 2, Fall 2004.

Dr. Noah