Graduate Students Conducting Research on Topics and Issues Related to the Middle East
Robert Andrea, Political Science
Iranian politics/foreign affairs and United
States and Iranian national security bureaucratic structures and US foreign policy in the Middle East and AfPak regions.
Abolghasem Bayyenat, Political Science
International relations of the Middle
East; Foreign Policy of Iran.
Elizabeth Davis, Political Science
Diaspora and democracy in the Middle
East and North African.
Esra Ekinci, Political Science
Political institutions, democratization,
electoral systems and political parties.
Daniel Jackson, Political Science
International politics of the Middle East.
Drew Kinney, Political Science
International Relations (security, foreign
policy), Comparative Politics (civil-military relations, political violence, development), Middle Eastern Studies.
Pedram Maghsoud-Nia, Political Science
Economy of Development, Middle East
Politics, Social Theory.
Sefa Secen, Political Science
Middle East & Ottoman History, Race/
Ethnicity and Nationalism, Identity, Human and Minority Rights.
Darci Pauser, Political Science
International Environmental and Trade
Agreements, International Organizations,
Global Governance, International Security, Transboundary Natural Resource Issues, Turkey, Middle East, Europe.
Raza Raja, Political Science
Political economy of development finance, public policy, and politics in Middle East and South Asia.
Katharine Russel, Political Science
Politics of the Middle East and women's issues
Mohammad Ebid Athar, History
U.S. & the World; U.S. and the Middle
Mehdi Nejatbakhsh, Sociology
Globalization, Cosmopolitanism, National and Cultural Identity, Political Sociology, Immigration and Diaspora, the
Middle East and Iran.
Marwa Tarek Moaz, Sociology
Race & Ethnicity, Religion, Immigration,
Shaundel Sanchez, Anthropology
Muslim-Americans based in Sharjah,
Duygu Yeni Cenebasi, Religion
Religion and feminism; gender and sacred texts; Jewish, Christian and Muslim
women’s theologies; and women’s and
minority literature in the MENAA.
Ahmet Celik, Religion
Relationship between law and politics
in Islamic history and particularly Ottoman 16th Century.
M. Owais Khan, Religion
Early modern Islamic political theology
and practice in the Indian Ocean.