Ambar graduated from our MA program in summer 2016. She entered the CSAMES MA program in the Fall of 2013 with the Middle East specialization. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Islamic Civilization and Societies from Boston College and has also studied in Morocco. Ambar’s past projects include her senior thesis about Latino Muslims and a study of a Sufi order in Mexico City. Her academic interests include modern Middle Eastern history, languages, and anthropological research. In 2015 she was awarded a Boren Fellowship from the National Security Education Program (NSEP). She used the award to study Arabic at the Center for International Learning in Muscat, Oman.