Director: Aadnani (Middle Eastern Studies)

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

Lecturer: Zitnick (Middle Eastern Studies)







  • Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies

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

    I teach Arabic literature and language 


  • 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.


  • Associate Professor of Peace & Justice Studies

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

    Research on the origins of institutions among marginalized groups in anarchic systems.



  • 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 with a long-term research and teaching focus on the history of Africa, the Middle East, and Islam in Africa; translator of historical and popular culture texts in Arabic and Somali.


  • Sophia Moses Robison Professor Emerita 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.


  • Professor of Religion

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


  • 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.