About

FENJAN

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Founded in 2020, Fenjan is the University of Pennsylvania’s premier journal on the Middle East. Through non-partisan, quarterly issues, Fenjan is dedicated to increasing empathy for and understanding of the Middle East among the Penn Community through written and visual work. Fenjan covers countries commonly recognized as part of the MENA region. We welcome people of every cultural identifier and background.

Meet Our Team

Co-Founders and Editors-in-Chief

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Laila Shadid '23

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Zeynep Karadeniz '22

Managing Editor

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Bruce Shen '24, Managing Editor

Editors

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Ali Hamandi '22

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Cole McCann Phillips '23

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Marissa Ephron '22

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Nadia Mokhallalati '23

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Donya Zarrinnegar '22

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Ece Yildirim '23

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Zaid Tabaza '24

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Alexander Norris '22

Copy Editors

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Anika Prakash '23

Art and Design Editors

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Abdel Hubbi '23

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 Yasmine Mezoury '23

Media Editors

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Iman Syed '23

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Mohammad Ragheb Foroutan Nasab '25