Founded in 2020, Fenjan is the University of Pennsylvania’s premier student produced 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 for the 2023-2024 Academic Year


Bruce Shen ’24

Managing Editor

Ahmed Abdelhamid Ahmed ’25


A side profile of a woman in a russet-colored turtleneck and white bag. She looks up with her eyes closed.

Maya Makhoul ’25

Zaid Tabaza ’24

Copy Editors

Lina Chihoub ’25

Sabirah Mahmud ’25

Art and Design Editors

Abdel Hubbi ’24

Alice Feng ’25

Majd Ayyad ’25