Affiliate Faculty

  • Amal Amireh

    Amal Amireh

    Associate Professor

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

  • Veliye Ay

    Veliye Ay

    Center Turkish Lecturer

  • Ahsan Butt

    Ahsan Butt

    Associate Professor

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

  • Samuel Collins

    Samuel Collins

    Associate Professor

    Early medieval, religion

  • 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

    Assistant Professor

    Film and Media: global media and television studies, Middle East and Arab media studies, visual culture studies, urban studies, critical theory, media history and theory, religion and media, cultural studies

  • Heba F. El-Shazli

    Heba F. El-Shazli

    Assistant 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

  • Benjamin Gatling

    Benjamin Gatling

    Associate Professor

    narrative, performance, the ethnography of communication, Persianate oral traditions, Islam, Central Asia and the Middle East

  • Nathaniel Greenberg

    Nathaniel Greenberg

    Associate Professor

    Film, media, rhetoric, literature and politics

  • Susan Hirsch

    Susan Hirsch


  • Yasemin Ipek

    Yasemin Ipek

    Assistant Professor

    Nationalism, sectarianism, transnational Islamic humanitarianism, activism and civil society, the Middle East