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Reem Bailony

Reem Bailony

Assistant Professor of History

Phone: 404.471.6553
Office Location: Buttrick 303

Academic Degrees

  • B.A., University of California, San Diego
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D.,University of California, Los Angeles

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Reem Bailony is a historian of the modern Middle East with a focus on Middle East migrations and transnationalism. Her research explores the history of Syrian-Lebanese diaspora politics during the interwar period. Her book, Transnational Rebellion: The Syrian-Revolt of 1925-1927 and the Syrian-Lebanese Diaspora, explores the diasporic and transnational dimensions of the Syrian Revolt of 1925-1927, a watershed moment in anti-colonialism during the French Mandate-era. The book situates the history of the 1925 Syrian revolt in the broader internationalism of the 1920s. Professor Bailony is also interested in the history of Syrian-Lebanese transnational family dynamics after World War I, and how migrant families parented and educated their children in the diaspora as part of a broader project in constructing their national-selves.

Professional Activities


  • "From Mandate Borders to the Diaspora: Rashaya's Transnational Suffering and the Making of Lebanon in 1925," Arab Studies Journal 26, no. 2 (Fall 2018).
  • “Transnationalism and the Syrian Migrant Public: The Case of the 1925 Syrian Revolt,” Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East Migration Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1 (Spring 2013).

Web Links

History Department website
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