All Faculty


  • Amal Amireh

    Amal Amireh

    Associate Professor

    middle eastern literature; world literature; postcolonial studies, gender and sexuality

  • Veliye Ay

    Veliye Ay

    Center Turkish Lecturer


  • Shaul Bakhash

    Shaul Bakhash

    Robinson Professor

    Iran, modern Middle East, modern Islamic political thought

  • Ahsan Butt

    Ahsan Butt

    Associate Professor

    Ethnicity and nationalism, international security, international relations theory, and South Asia


  • Maria M Dakake

    Maria M Dakake

    Director of Undergraduate Programs

    Associate Professor

    Islamic Thought; Qur'anic Studies; Shi'ite and Sufi Traditions; Women and Gender

  • Robert D. DeCaroli

    Robert D. DeCaroli


    Interactions of early South Asian Buddhism with popular religious practice, the origin of the Buddha image and the social, political, religious factors that led to its codification and spread

  • Leslie Dwyer

    Leslie Dwyer

    Associate Professor


  • Hatim El-Hibri

    Hatim El-Hibri

    Associate Professor

    Global media and television studies, Middle East and Arab media studies, visual culture studies, urban studies, infrastructure studies, critical theory, media history and theory, cultural studies

  • Heba F. El-Shazli

    Heba F. El-Shazli

    Associate Professor

    Democratization, Authoritarian Regimes and Transitions, Civil Society and Global Social Movements, Arabic Language and Culture, Islam and Politics, and the Labor Movement in the Middle East


  • Nathaniel Greenberg

    Nathaniel Greenberg

    Associate Professor

    MENA studies; comparative literature; discourse analysis; film&media


  • Bassam S. Haddad

    Bassam S. Haddad

    Associate Professor

    Political Economy of Development, Violence and Terrorism and US Foreign Policy, Syria, Authoritarian Rule

  • Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Sumaiya A. Hamdani

    Associate Professor

    Islamic history, Middle East, Women's Studies, Global history

  • Susan Hirsch

    Susan Hirsch


  • Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Cortney Hughes Rinker


    Medical anthropology, aging and end-of-life care, pain management, reproductive health, Islam, technology, gender, Middle East and North Africa, the United States


  • Yasemin Ipek

    Yasemin Ipek

    Assistant Professor

    Activism and civil society, crisis, political imagination, citizenship and belonging, decoloniality, sectarianism, nationalism, class, refugees and humanitarianism, migration, Middle East and North Africa, the United States


  • Mark N Katz

    Mark N Katz


    Russian foreign policy, especially toward the Middle East; Great power competition


  • Peter Mandaville

    Peter Mandaville

    Professor of International Affairs

    Islam, globalization, development, international relations

  • Eric McGlinchey

    Eric McGlinchey

    Associate Professor

    Comparative politics, Central Asian regime change, political Islam, effects of information communication technology on state and society

  • Yousef Munayyer

    Yousef Munayyer

    Adjunct Faculty


  • John N Paden

    John N Paden

    Robinson Professor

    Relations between Muslim sub-cultures in Nigeria


  • Aziz Sachedina

    Aziz Sachedina

    IIIT Chair in Islamic Studies

    Religion and Politics; Islamic Law and Ethics; Sunni and Shiite Theologies; Biomedical Ethics; Human Rights; Democracy and Pluralism; Spirituality and Mysticism


  • Huseyin Yilmaz

    Huseyin Yilmaz

    Associate Professor

    Ottoman History; Middle East; Early Modern Political Thought; Translation and Transmission of Knowledge