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  • Photo of Adra, Najwa
    Najwa Adra
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    Research/Interest: Tribe and state, intangible heritage, the semiotics of dancing, rural women’s oral poetry, international development, adult literacy, Yemen.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Tamer el-Leithy
    Tamer el-Leithy
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    Research/Interest: Social and Cultural History of the Medieval Middle East and Mediterranean;
    History of Religious Difference, esp. Conversion, Martyrdom, and Communal Violence; Coptic history;
    Family History; Islamic Law and Society; Arabic and Judeo-Arabic/Geniza Documents; Medieval Archives.
  • 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 History, Islamic Art
  • 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 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.
  • Amani Hassan
    Research/Interest: Arabic.
  • Photo of Igsiz, Asli
    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
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  • 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 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 Khoury, Elias
  • Photo of Zachary Lockman
    Zachary Lockman
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    Research/Interest: Modern Middle Eastern history.
  • 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 Ménoret
    Research/Interest: Youth politics in Saudi Arabia, protest in the Middle East
  • Photo of Mikdashi, Maya
    Maya Mikdashi
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    Research/Interest: Sociocultural anthropology, legal anthropology, citizenship studies, nationalism, video culture, secularism, gender studies, human rights studies and industries, liberalism and neoliberalism, refugee studies, Levant, Lebanon, Israel-Lebanon.
  • Photo of Mirsepassi, Ali
    Ali Mirsepassi
    Research/Interest: Islam, democracy and modernity; Iranian history, politics and culture
  • Tahira Naqvi
    Research/Interest: Urdu language and literature, South Asian literature, translation, language pedagogy.
  • Photo of Nasir, Kamaludeen Mohamed
    Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir
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    Research/Interest: Sociology of Religion, Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Youth, Social Stratification, Social Theory
  • Photo of David O'Connor
    David O'Connor
    Research/Interest: Ancient Egyptian art history and archaeology; Ancient Nubia art history and archaeology.
  • Photo of Leslie Peirce
    Leslie Peirce
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    Research/Interest: early modern Ottoman history, gender, law & society, comparative empires
  • 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
  • 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 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 Shatz, Adam
    Adam Shatz
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    Research/Interest: Areas of Interest: US policy in the Middle East; political Islam; Israel/Palestine, Algeria, Egypt; the art and politics of Middle East reporting
  • 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 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
  • Priscilla Soucek
    Research/Interest: Islamic art and architecture
  • Justin Stearns
    Research/Interest: Pre-modern history of the Middle East, Religion and Science in the Middle East
  • 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 Elliot R. Wolfson
    Elliot R. Wolfson
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    Research/Interest: Jewish mysticism and philosophy; gender construction and the history of religion; symbolism and myth; philosophical hermeneutics and the phenomenology of religious experience
  • 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.
  • 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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