CMES Director and Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Orit Bashkin, is among a group of scholars who have won a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for their work on the history of Jewish communities in the Middle East. Professor Bashkin is codirector of the project, entitled "Reimagining Jewish Life in the Modern Middle East, 1800 - Present: Culture, Society, and History," along with Penn State Professors Lior Sternfield and Michelle Campos. Congratulations!