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Hossein Bashiriyeh

Hossein Bashiriyeh

Teaching Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Ph.D., University of Liverpool, England, 1982

Areas of Expertise

Political sociology of the Middle East
Zachary J. Braiterman

Zachary J. Braiterman

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Professor, Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D., Stanford University, Department of Religious Studies (1995)

Areas of Expertise

The impact of enlightenment, modernity, modernism, and postmodernism upon Jewish ideas about God, ritual, text-interpretation, and community life—with special emphasis on Jewish philosophy, theoretical aesthetics and classical Jewish sources.
Omar Cheta

Omar Cheta

Assistant Professor, History Department

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Ph.D., New York University, 2014

Michal Downie

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Part-Time Instructor, Hebrew, College of Arts and Sciences

Carol Fadda

Carol W.N. Fadda

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Associate Professor, English, College of Arts and Sciences

Ken Frieden

Ken Frieden

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

B.G. Rudolph Professor of Judaic Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., Yale University

Rania Habib

Rania Habib

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, Arabic, College of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., University of Florida, 2008

Timur Hammond

Timur Hammond

Assistant Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2016

Areas of Expertise

Cultural geography, urban geography, geographies of memory, Turkey, Middle East
Susan Henderson

Susan Henderson

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Professor, Architecture, School of Architecture

Ph.D., Columbia University

Areas of Expertise

Islamic and modern architectural history.

Areas of Expertise

Public administration and democracy, global civil society, nonprofit management, NGO management, collaborative governance
Violette Humsi

Violette F. Humsi

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Part-Time Instructor, Arabic, College of Arts & Sciences

B.A., American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1983
Jeanette S. Jouili

Jeanette S. Jouili

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Associate Professor, Religion, College of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., EHESS, Paris and Viadrina University, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
Tazim Kassam

Tazim R. Kassam

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Senior Research Associate, South Asia Center

Associate Professor, Religion, College of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., McGill University, 1993

Fethi Keles

Fethi Keles

Part-time Instructor, Anthropology Department

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2014

Areas of Expertise

Refugee resettlement, forced migration, displacement, peace and conflict

Osamah F. Khalil

Associate Professor, History Department

Chair, International Relations Undergraduate Program

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011

Areas of Expertise

U.S. foreign relations, modern Middle East, Cold War, Arab-Israeli conflict
Kiewe Amos

Amos Kiewe

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Professor, Communications and Rhetorical Studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Ph.D., Ohio University

Areas of Expertise

Rhetorical theory and criticism, political communication, presidential studies, argumentation, and persuasion.
Natalie Koch

Natalie Koch

Professor, Geography and the Environment Department

Director, Central Asia and the Caucasus Research Group

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Senior Research Associate, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry

Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012

Areas of Expertise

Political geography, nationalism, energy and the environment, sport, Gulf and Arabian Peninsula studies
Jaklin Kornfilt

Jaklin Kornfilt

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Director and Professor, Linguistic Studies Program, College of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1985

Dana Olwan

Dana M. Olwan

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Associate Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

Eva Phillips

Eva Phillips

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Part-Time Instructor, Arabic, College of Arts & Sciences

B.A., University of Haifa at Oraneem
Kara Richardson

Kara Richardson

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences

Robert A. Rubinstein

Robert A. Rubinstein

Distinguished Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Anthropology Department

Professor, International Relations

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Senior Research Associate, Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

Ph.D., State University of New York, Binghamton, 1977

Ms.PH, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1983

Areas of Expertise

Peace, conflict and international security, medical anthropology and public health, methods, history and theory
Erella Brown Sofer

Erella Brown Sofer

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Part-Time Instructor, Hebrew, College of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., Cornell University
Jim Watts

James W. Watts

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Professor, Religion, College of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., Yale University, 1990
Yael Zeira

Yael Zeira

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program

Senior Research Associate, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration

Ph.D., New York University, 2012

Areas of Expertise

Middle East politics, comparative politics, political conflict and violence
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