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Philip Hoffman

Current/Former HGSA Member

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Email    phoffman1@g.ucla.edu
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Philip Hoffman is a second-year PhD student, researching the framing of land reform in modern Syria. Before coming to UCLA, he worked as a researcher in support of humanitarian aid programs in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. 

Field of Study

Middle East


Modern Middle East (20th Century Syria)


"The Syrian Political Opposition's Path to Irrelevance", Carnegie Middle East Center, May 2020.

Grants and Awards

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)- Turkish Language Award

Fulbright Fellowship, Amman, Jordan


James Gelvin


BA, Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic Language, Tufts University