Dr. Elizabeth Campbell, assistant professor of history at Daemen College, teaches classes in ancient and modern world history, Middle East history, and digital history and humanities. Her scholarly work focuses on the history of Iraq.
Prior to joining Daemen in 2016, Campbell taught for four years at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, and lived in Damascus, Syria and Beirut, Lebanon, where she studied Arabic and researched her dissertation on Christian monasteries in the Middle East. She has also assisted with resettling Iraqi refugees in San Diego.
Campbell is co-director of Kashkul, the Center for Arts and Culture at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. Kashkul is a research, translation, and preservation collaborative that brings together local and international scholars and artists. She is currently working on several Kashkul projects, including Mosul Lives, an oral history project to gather stories of daily life in Mosul before the Islamic State and violence after 2003. Kashkul also collects and digitizes manuscripts, maps, photographs, and documents on the history and literature of Iraq and the Kurdish region held in local private collections, and translates Kurdish and Arabic literature into English.
Originally from California, Campbell resides in Buffalo with her husband.