Faculty

Director: Marlow (Religion)
Advisory Committee: Euben (Political Science), Geller (Religion), Hajj (Political Science) Kapteijns (History), Malino (History and Jewish Studies), Marlow (Religion)
Lecturer: Aadnani
Lecturer: Zitnick
 

  • Rachid Aadnani

    Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies

    B.A., Universite Moulay Ismail (Morocco); M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Binghamton University

    Teacher of Arabic language and literature.

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  • Roxanne Euben

    Ralph Emerson and Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Comparative political theorist, specializes in interactions between Islamic and Western thought.

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  • Barbara Geller

    Professor of Religion

    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

    Interests include the Jewish and Christian communities of the Roman Empire, women in the Biblical world, and the history of Jerusalem.

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  • Nadya Hajj

    Nadya S. Hajj

    Assistant Professor of Political Science

    B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University

    Research driven by this question: What are the origins of institutions among marginalized groups in anarchic systems? 

     

     

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  • Lidwien Kapteijns

    Elizabeth Kimball Kendall and Elisabeth Hodder Professor of History

    B.A., Universiteit van Amsterdam; M.A., University of London; Doctoraal, Ph.D., Universiteit van Amsterdam

    African historian focusing on Somalia and Sudan; translator of historical and popular culture texts in Arabic and Somali. 

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  • Frances Malino

    Sophia Moses Robison Professor of Jewish Studies and History

    B.A., Skidmore College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Director of Jewish Studies, research in Jewish and European history, founding member of Digital Heritage Mapping and Diarna project.

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  • Louise Marlow

    Professor of Religion

    B.A., Cambridge University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Program Director for Middle Eastern Studies.

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  • Daniel Zitnick

    Dan Zitnick

    Lecturer in Arabic Language

    B.A., M.A., University of Michigan

    Teacher of Arabic language; aligns Arabic teaching pedagogy with current research in second language acquisition.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Middle Eastern Studies Program
Founders Hall 222
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Tel: 781.283.2609
Fax: 781.283.3648

Louise Marlow (Religion)
Program Director
lmarlow@wellesley.edu

Robin Lush
Assistant to Religion Department & Interdisciplinary Programs
rlush@wellesley.edu