Associated Faculty

Anthropology

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MICHAEL GILSENAN

David B. Kriser Professor in the Humanities;

Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Anthropology

Email: 

michael.gilsenan@nyu.edu

Research Interests: 

Anthropology and sociology of Islam, history and anthropology, narrative theory, anthropology of power and violence, urban studies, cultural representation

Faye Ginsburg

David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology;

Email: faye.ginsburg@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Social anthropology; ethnographic film; ethnography of media; indigenous media; social movements in the United States; Disability.Justin Stearns

 

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Bruce Grant

Professor of Anthropology

Email: bruce.grant@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Former Soviet Union, Siberia, the Caucasus; cultural history and politics; religion.

 

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AISHA KHAN

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Email: ak105@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Caribbean, Latin America, race and ethnicity, religion (particularly obeah, Islam, Afro-Atlantic religions), theory and method in diaspora studies, creolization.

 

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Lesley Turnbull  

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Anthropology

Email: lrt6@nyu.edu

Research Interests: 

China, Islam, transnationalism, political and historical anthropology, Yannan Province (China).

 

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Angela Zito

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Religious Studies

Director, Religious Studies Program

Email: arz2@nyu.edu

Research Interests: 

Cultural history/historical anthropology; critical theories of religion; religions of China; filaility in China; religion and media; history and anthropology of embodiment; gender; performance and subjectivity; documentary film.

Arabic

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Ghada Badawi  

Language Lecturer of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: gb107@nyu.edu  

Research Interests: Arabic

 

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Ahmed Ferhadi

Clinical Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: af3@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Second Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics; Language Testing and pedagogical applications of technology.

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AMANI HASSAN

Email: amanihassan@nyu.edu

Senior Language Lecturer of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Research Interests: Modern Arabic Language, Egyptian colloquial, teaching Arabic as a foreign language, the importance of culture in language teaching, translation , Egyptian women authors, Egyptian cuisine

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NADER K. UTHMAN

Clinical Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: nader@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Modern and Contemporary Arabic Literature; Comparative Literature; Theories of Literature; Translation; Foreign Language Pedagogy

Comparative literature

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Hala Halim

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: hala.halim@nyu.edu

Research Interests: modern Arabic, English and Anglophone literatures; postcolonial theory; cosmopolitanism; Mediterraneanism and Levantinism; South-South comparatism; Nahda and comparative modernities; Translation Studies; travel literature; globalization; urban cultures

Hebrew

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ILONA BEN-MOSHE

Language Lecturer of Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Email: ibm2@nyu.edu

Research Interests: SLA curriculum design and implementation; Language education policies and planning; Student and program evaluation; Incorporating culture studies in language teaching.

 

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ADINA MAROM

Senior Language Lecturer of Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Email: am96@nyu.edu

Research Interests:  Modern Hebrew Language and Culture; Linguistics; Modern Hebrew Literature

 

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Gabriela Nik. Ilieva

Clinical Professor of South Asian Studies

Coordinator, Hindi and Urdu Programs

Email: gni1@nyu.edu

Research Interests:

gender and pragmatics in Hindi and Sanskrit, Medieval Indian poetics, historical Indo-Aryan linguistics, foreign language pedagogy

 

HISTORY 

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Zvi Ben-Dor Benite

Chair; Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies;

Professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: zbd1@nyu.edu

Research Interests: 

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

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MICHAEL GOMEZ

Professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: michael.gomez@nyu.edu

Research Interests: 

Islam, Slavery, Social and Cultural Formation

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Leslie Peirce

Professor of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Silver Professor

Email: lp50@nyu.edu

Research Interests: early modern Ottoman history; gender, law & society; biography; slavery; Ottoman empire in the world

 

 

INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

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Finbarr Barry Flood

William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities, Institute of Fine Arts and College of Arts and Sciences;

Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Research Interests: 

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

 

international relations

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Journalism

Ronald W. Zweig  

Marilyn and Henry Taub Professor of Israel Studies;

Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Director of the Taub Center for Israel Studies

Email: rz11@nyu.edu

Research Interests: History of British mandate, state of Israel and modern Jewish history

 

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LIBERAL STUDIES

David Larsen  

Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies

Email: david.larsen@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Classical Arabic poetry and prose; West Asian antiquity; Arabic-English translation

 

Peter Valenti

Master Teacher of Liberal Studies

Email: pv17@nyu.edu

Research Interests: History of the Arabian peninsula, politics of the Persian Gulf, Ottoman historiography

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Ismail Fajrie Alatas  

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: ifalatas@nyu.edu

Research Interests: History and Anthropology of Islam; Islamic Law; Sufism; Mobility; Pilgrimage; Indian Ocean; Southeast Asia; South Arabia; Modernity and Secularism; Semiotics; Politics of Space; Temporality

 

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ASLI IGSIZ

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: asli.igsiz@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Cultural policy; interconnected cultural history of the Ottoman State, Turkey, Greece, and Western Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and its implications for today; visual culture; museum and critical heritage studies; violence; memory; forced migration; humanism; cultural criticism; comparative methodologies; history of disciplines and interdisciplinarity; dissecting categorizations of the “East-West” in the Mediterranean.

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ARANG KESHAVARZIAN

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Director of Graduate Studies

Email: arang.keshavarzian@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Comparative politics of the Middle East; political economy; modern Iran, Persian Gulf; transnationalism, imperialism; urban politics

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Sara Pursley  

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: sdp226@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Modern Middle East history; Iraq; economic development and modernization theory; gender and sexuality; postcolonial studies; histories of psychology and selfhood; conceptions of time and space; state formation and sovereignty; US empire.

 

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Everett K. Rowson

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: er67@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Medieval Islamic literature, law, theology, gender and society

MUSIC

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Martin Daughtry

Associate Professor of Music

Email: jmd19@nyu.edu

Research Interests: ethnomusicology; acoustic violence; music of the Russian-speaking world; music and politics; voice; listening; sound studies

Persian

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Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami

Clinical Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: mmk4@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Modern Persian fiction: Stylistics and Aesthetics; Sensory Language in Persian Literature

 

Religious Studies

ADAM H. BECKER

Professor of Religious Studies and Classics

Email:adam.becker@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Jewish-Christian relations in Late Antiquity; critical theories of religion; Syriac language and literature; reception of classical antiquity; religion in the modern Middle East.  

 

Sociology

Jeff Goodwin

Professor of Sociology

Email: jgoodwin.nyu@gmail.com

Research Interests: Social Movements and Revolutions; Political Violence and Terrorism; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Social Theory.

 

SPANISH and Portugese

S.J. PEARCE 

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Email: sjp264@nyu.edu 

Research Interests: Hebrew and Arabic literature of Iberia; mester de clerecía; 12th- and 13th-century Castile; the translation movement; history and literature of the "tres culturas"; literary representations of Alexander the Great; history of literature; historical readings of literature; codicology

 

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SIBEL EROL

Clinical Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Email: sibel.erol@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Turkish Language; role of writing in teaching language; the uses of literature in language teaching; the novel; nationalism; women authors; postmodernism; masculinities; film

urdu 

Tahira Naqvi 

Senior Language Lecturer of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: tn9@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Urdu language and literature, South Asian literature, translation, language pedagogy

 

 

Arts (Tisch) 

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ELLA SHOHAT - ON LEAVE SPRING 2017 

Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Professor,

Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts

Email: es100@nyu.edu

Research Interests:  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.

 

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EDWARD ZITER 

Email: ted.ziter@nyu.edu

Research Interests: 19th-century British theatre and popular entertainment, Romantic drama, the history of acting, Arab theatre

 

INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY (GALLATIN)  

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Sinan Antoon 

Assistant Professor, Ggallatin School of Individualized Study

Email: sa234@nyu.edu 

Research Interests: Arabo-Islamic culture; classical and modern Arabic poetry; the modern Arabic novel; the Arabic prose-poem; Iraqi politics

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ALI MIRSEPASSI

Professor of Sociology and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Email: am128@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Iranian intellectual history, political Islam, modern Islamic thought, and sociology of religion

 

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NYU ABU DHABI

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Philip F. Kennedy - In Residence at NYU Abu Dhabi  

Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Comparative Literature

Email: philip.kennedy@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Medieval Arabic language and literature; classical poetry and poetics; adab; narrative and fiction; recognition/anagnorisis in literature; Quar'an and Tafsir

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Masha Kirasirova  

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of History  

Email: masha.kirasirova@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Mediterranean World / Atlantic World; 20th-Century Middle East; Socialist Internationalism; Soviet Cultural and Political History; Central Asia; Cold War; Orientalism; Transnational History

 

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ERIN PETTIGREW  

Assistant Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi

Email: erin.pettigrew@nyu.edu

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NATHALIE PEUTZ

Assistant Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies, NYU Abu Dhabi; Global Network Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Email: npeutz@nyu.edu

Research Interests: Cultural anthropology; states, citizenship, and migration; globalization; conservation and development; heritage; protected areas; Middle East; Yemen, Somalia

 

 

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