People

  • Photo of Adina Marom
    Adina Marom
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    Research/Interest: Modern Hebrew Language and Culture; Linguistics; Modern Hebrew Literature
  • Photo of Bindehswari Aggarwal
    Bindehswari Aggarwal
    Research/Interest: Hindi
  • Photo of Ann Macy Roth
    Ann Macy Roth
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    Research/Interest: Ancient Egyptian society and religion, particularly in the early periods; gender, royalty, wealth, and rank as expressed in architecture and art; archaeology of cemeteries
  • Photo of Sinan Antoon
    Sinan Antoon
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    Research/Interest: Arabo-Islamic culture; classical and modern Arabic poetry; the modern Arabic novel; the Arabic prose-poem; Iraqi politics
  • Photo of Battesti, Vincent
    Vincent Battesti
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    Research/Interest: Environmental and ecological anthropology, North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco) and the Middle East (Egypt, Yemen, and the Sudan), oases and agriculture.
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  • Photo of Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
    Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
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    Research/Interest: Global History, Early Modern and Modern Chinese History, Asian and European Islam, Religion and World History, Middle Eastern History, History of Geography, Arab-Jewish and Mizrahi History
    Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Zvi Benite, History
  • Photo of Benoit Challand
    Benoit Challand
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    Research/Interest: Political sociology, Arab politics, religion and identity, and social theory
  • Photo of Peter J. Chelkowski
    Peter J Chelkowski
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    Research/Interest: literature, mysticism, Islamic studies and performing arts of the Middle East.
  • Photo of Pam J. Crabtree
    Pam J. Crabtree
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    Research/Interest: Zooarchaeology, Medieval Archaeology, Later prehistory of Europe and the Middle East, Anglo-Saxon England.
  • Photo of Martin Daughtry
    Martin Daughtry
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    Research/Interest: ethnomusicology; acoustic violence; music of the Russian-speaking world; music and politics; voice; listening; sound studies
  • Photo of David Engel
    David Engel
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    Research/Interest: Modern Jewish political history; History of the Jews in Eastern Europe; the Holocaust
  • Photo of Dermot Gately
    Dermot Gately
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    Research/Interest: Applied microeconomics, energy economics.
  • Photo of Robert Dry
  • Photo of Erie, Matthew S.
    Matthew Erie
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    Research/Interest: Areas of Research: Legal and political anthropology, law and society, Islam in China, Islamic law, Muslim minorities, secularism, Sufism, property, corruption
  • Photo of Sibel Erol
    Sibel Erol
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    Research/Interest: Turkish Language; role of writing in teaching language; the uses of literature in language teaching; the novel; nationalism; women authors; postmodernism; masculinities; film
  • Photo of Yael S. Feldman
    Yael S. Feldman
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    Research/Interest: Hebrew and Comparative Literature and History of Ideas, Bible to Modern; literary theory; gender and cultural studies; psychoanalytic criticism; secularism and nationalism
  • Photo of Ahmed Ferhadi
    Ahmed Ferhadi
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    Research/Interest: Second Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Language Testing and pedagogical applications of technology.
  • Photo of Daniel E. Fleming
    Daniel E. Fleming
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    Research/Interest: Assyriology; Hebrew Bible interpretation and cultural history; ancient Syria; Emar; ancient religion; interplay of ancient Near Eastern societies
  • K. E. Fleming
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    Research/Interest: religion, nationalism
    K Fleming, History
  • Photo of Flood, Finbarr Barry
    Finbarr Barry Flood
    Research/Interest: Art and architecture of the Islamic world, Cross-cultural dimensions of Islamic material culture, Theories and practices of image-making, Technologies of Representation, Art historical historiography, methodology, and theory, Orientalism
  • Photo of Charles Freilich
  • Photo of Michael Gilsenan - On Leave AY 14-15
    Michael Gilsenan - On Leave: AY 14-15
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    Research/Interest: Anthropology and sociology of Islam; history and anthropology, narrative theory; anthropology of power and violence; urban studies; cultural representation.
  • Photo of Ogden Goelet
    Ogden Goelet
    Research/Interest: Religion and history of ancient Egyptian culture.
  • Photo of Michael Gomez
    Michael A. Gomez
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    Research/Interest: Islam, Slavery, Social and Cultural Formation
    Michael Gomez, History
  • Photo of Bruce Grant
    Bruce Grant
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    Research/Interest: Former Soviet Union, Siberia, the Caucasus; cultural history and politics; religion.
  • Photo of Hala Halim
    Hala Halim
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    Research/Interest: modern Arabic, English and Anglophone literatures; postcolonial theory and alternative modernities; autobiography, autoethnography, and travel writing; theory and practice of translation; cosmopolitanism, globalization, gender, and the city.
  • Photo of Amani Hassan
    Amani Hassan
    Research/Interest: Arabic
  • Photo of Stephen Holmes
    Stephen Holmes
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    Research/Interest: Normative theory
  • Photo of Asli Igsiz
    Asli Igsiz
    Research/Interest: Nineteenth and twentieth-century literary cultures and cultural representation in the Ottoman State, Turkey, Greece, and France; cultural history and memory; minority cultures, cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism; governmentality; forced migration; comparative methodologies; multidisciplinary epistemologies.
  • Photo of Gabriela Nik. Ilieva
    Gabriela Nik. Ilieva
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    Research/Interest: gender and pragmatics in Hindi and Sanskrit, Medieval Indian poetics, historical Indo-Aryan linguistics, foreign language pedagogy
  • Photo of Ilona Ben-Moshe
    Ilona Ben-Moshe
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    Research/Interest: SLA curriculum design and implementation; Language education policies and planning; Student and program evaluation; Incorporating culture studies in language teaching.
  • Photo of Ilona Ben-Moshe
    Ilona Ben-Moshe
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    Research/Interest: SLA curriculum design and implementation; Language education policies and planning; Student and program evaluation; Incorporating culture studies in language teaching.
  • Photo of Jonas Prager
    Jonas Prager
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    Research/Interest: Privatization, banking regulation.
  • Photo of Kapchan, Deborah
  • Photo of Marion Holmes Katz - On Leave AY 14-15
    Marion Holmes Katz - On Leave AY 14-15
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    Research/Interest: My research interests revolve primarily around issues of Islamic law (shari'a), gender, and ritual.
  • Photo of Philip F. Kennedy - In Residence at NYU Abu Dhabi
    Philip F. Kennedy - In Residence at NYU Abu Dhabi
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    Research/Interest: Medieval Arabic language and literature; classical poetry and poetics; adab; narrative and fiction; recognition/anagnorisis in literature; Qur'an and Tafsir
  • Photo of Arang Keshavarzian
    Arang Keshavarzian
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    Research/Interest: Comparative politics of the Middle East; political economy; modern Iran, Persian Gulf; transnationalism, imperialism; urban politics
  • Photo of Aisha Khan
    Aisha Khan
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    Research/Interest: Caribbean, Latin America, race and ethnicity, religion (particularly obeah, Islam, Afro-Atlantic religions), theory and method in diaspora studies, creolization.
  • Photo of Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami - On Leave Fall 2014
    Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami - On Leave Fall 2014
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    Research/Interest: Modern Persian fiction; Computer-based language training
  • Photo of Masha Kirasirova
    Masha Kirasirova
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    Research/Interest: Mediterranean World / Atlantic World; 20th-Century Middle East; Socialist Internationalism; Soviet Cultural and Political History; Central Asia; Cold War; Orientalism; Transnational History
  • Photo of Zachary Lockman
    Zachary Lockman
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    Research/Interest: Modern Middle Eastern history.
  • Photo of d'Alfonso, Lorenzo
    Lorenzo d'Alfonso
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    Research/Interest: social, juridical, and political history of Syria and Anatolia under the Hittite Empire and during its aftermath (16th-7th centuries BC)
  • Photo of M. Ishaq Nadiri
    M. Ishaq Nadiri
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    Research/Interest: Economics of technology, productivity and economic growth, investment theory and modeling.
  • Photo of Irshad Manji
    Irshad Manji
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    Research/Interest: Reform in Islam, Islam in America, Islamic feminism
  • Pascal Menoret
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    Research/Interest: Mediterranean and Indian Ocean World; Modern Middle East; Saudi Arabia; Urbanism; Social Anthropology; Resistance and Protest Movements
  • Photo of Lauren Minsky
    Lauren Minsky
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    Research/Interest: South Asia; Indian Ocean; World; Agrarian Environments; Global Public Health; History of Science, Technology and Medicine
    Lauren Minsky
  • Photo of Mirsepassi, Ali
    Ali Mirsepassi
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    Research/Interest: Iranian intellectual history, political Islam, modern Islamic thought, and sociology of religion
  • Photo of Mozaffari
    Nahid Mozaffari
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    Research/Interest: Modern Middle Eastern history, modern Iranian history, constitutional movements in the Middle East, intellectual history, history of slavery, and social history (19th-20th centuries) in the Middle East.
  • Photo of Tahira Naqvi
    Tahira Naqvi
    Research/Interest: Urdu language and literature, South Asian literature, translation, language pedagogy
  • Photo of Nucho, Joanne
    Joanne Nucho
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    Research/Interest: Urban Anthropology, Infrastructure and Political Sectarianism, Lebanon, Violence and Conflict, Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Film, Migration and Displacement.
  • Photo of David O'Connor
    David O'Connor
    Research/Interest: Ancient Egyptian art history and archaeology; Ancient Nubia art history and archaeology.
  • Photo of Patton Burchett
    Patton Burchett
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    Research/Interest: South Asian religions; Hindu Devotion (Bhakti) and Tantra; Magic (magic/science/religion); Yoga; Human Rights and Religion; the Dalit movement in modern India; Transgression, asceticism, and emotion in religious praxis.
  • Photo of Leslie Peirce
    Leslie Peirce
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    Research/Interest: early modern Ottoman history, gender, law & society, comparative empires
  • Photo of Asli Peker
  • Photo of Nathalie Peutz
    Nathalie Peutz
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    Research/Interest: Cultural anthropology; states, citizenship, and migration; globalization; conservation and development; heritage; protected areas; Middle East; Yemen, Somalia
  • Maurice Pomerantz
    Research/Interest: Premodern Arabic Literature
  • Daniel T. Potts
    Research/Interest: Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, Mesopotamia, Arabian Peninsula.
  • Photo of Ronald W. Zweig
    Ronald W. Zweig
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    Research/Interest: History of British mandate, state of Israel and modern Jewish history
  • Rosalie Kamelhar
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    Research/Interest: Hebrew Language
  • Photo of Everett K. Rowson - On Leave Fall 2014
    Everett K. Rowson - On Leave Fall 2014
    Research/Interest: Medieval Islamic literature; law; theology; gender and society.
  • Photo of Barnett Rubin
  • Photo of Lawrence H. Schiffman
    Lawrence H. Schiffman
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    Research/Interest: Dead Sea Scrolls; Jewish religious, political, and social history in late antiquity; the history of Jewish law and Talmudic literature.
  • Photo of Shaheen, Jack
    Jack Shaheen
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    Research/Interest: Media Studies, Film, Popular Culture, Stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims, Arab-American Studies
  • Photo of Ella Shohat - Returning Fall 2015
    Ella Shohat - Returning Fall 2015
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    Research/Interest: Arab-Jews and Memory; Representation of Palestine and Israel; Hebrew Mizrahi Literature and Cinema; Iraqi Culture; Arab-American and Arab Diasporic Studies; Media/Cultural Studies; Visual Culture; Gender Studies; Postcolonial Studies.
  • Photo of Siamdoust, Nahid
    Nahid Siamdoust
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    Research/Interest: Political implications of cultural production in Iran and the Middle East, The impact of new media on culture and society in Iran and the Middle East, Media and popular culture in Iran and the Middle East, The public sphere in the Middle East, Subcultures in Iran and the Middle East
  • Photo of Mark S. Smith
    Mark S. Smith
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    Research/Interest: Bible; Israelite religion and culture; Ugaritic literature and religion; Hebrew grammar; Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Photo of Kostis Smyrlis
    Kostis Smyrlis
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    Research/Interest: Byzantine empire, 9th to 15th century; economic history; emperor and subjects; state finances; law and land ownership; diplomatics
    History, Kostis Smyrlis
  • Priscilla Soucek
    Research/Interest: Islamic art and architecture
  • Photo of Justin Stearns
    Justin Stearns
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    Research/Interest: Medieval and Early Modern Middle East and North Africa, Iberia, Islamic Intellectual History
  • Helga Tawil-Souri
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    Research/Interest: Middle East and Arab media, contemporary Palestinian culture and politics, ethnographic film-making
  • Photo of Nader K. Uthman
    Nader K. Uthman
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    Research/Interest: Arabic Language, Literature & Culture; Comparative Literature; Poetics of Exile and Displacement; Arabic Pedagogy; Translation
  • Photo of Warner, John
    John Warner
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    Research/Interest: Political anthropology, urban anthropology, political economy, critical geography, Middle East studies, environmental studies, political ecology, political theory
  • Photo of Rita P. Wright
    Rita P. Wright
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    Research/Interest: Urbanism; state formation; gender relations; the ancient Near East, and South Asia.
  • Photo of Muserref Yetim
  • Edward Ziter
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    Research/Interest: 19th-century British theatre and popular entertainment, Romantic drama, the history of acting, Arab theatre
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