Max Weiss

Max Weiss

Max Weiss is an American scholar and translator, specialising in the culture and history of the   Middle East.   He studied biology and   history at   University of California, Berkeley   before moving on to   Stanford University, where he completed his PhD in modern Middle Eastern history in 2007.

Weiss is the author of   In the Shadow of Sectarianism: Law, Shi’ism and the Making of Modern Lebanon   (2010). He is also a noted translator of contemporary   Arabic   literature   into English. His translation of Abbas Beydoun’s novel   Blood Test   won the   Arkansas Arabic Translation Award.   He joined the faculty of   Princeton University   in 2010.