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Faculty

Lisbon Street Art

Vincent Barletta

Iberian & Latin American Cultures
Ibero-Muslim culture and literature, Aljamiado literature, empire, ethics
Shahzad Bashir

Shahzad Bashir

Religious Studies
Sufi Islam, Persianate Islamic societies

Joel Beinin

History
Modern Middle East, modern Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Arab-Israeli conflict

Lisa Blaydes

Political Science
Authoritarian regimes, electoral systems, Egypt

Elisabeth Boyi

Comparative Literature
Intellectuals and cultural debates in France and the Francophone world
Robert Crews

Robert Crews

History
Afghanistan, Central and South Asia, Russia, Shia Islam, Global History

James Ferguson

Anthropology
Globalization, modernity, social justice in colonial and postcolonial Africa

Robert Gregg

Religious Studies
Early Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations of scriptures, religions of late antiquity

Thomas Blom Hansen

Anthropology
Contemporary urbanism, comparative religion, South Asia, Southern Africa

Ian Hodder

Anthropology
Archaeology, archaeological theory, excavations at Catalhoyuk in central Turkey
Alexander Key

Alexander Key

Comparative Literature
Medieval Middle East, Arabic literature, intellectual culture, philosophy

Aishwary Kumar

History
Aesthetics and politics, Marxism, subaltern art and the Southern question, political religion, liberalism, vernacular lives of democracy

David Laitin

Political Science
Comparative politics, ethnic conflicts, Somalia

Lynn Meskell

Anthropology
Archaeology, world heritage, UNESCO, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa

Bissera Pentcheva

Art & Art History
Byzantine and medieval art

Richard Roberts

History
Social history of West Africa before and during colonial rule

Aron Rodrigue

History
Ottoman Empire, Jews in the Middle East, Sephardi Jewry, Jewish-Muslim interactions

Benham Sadeghi

Religious Studies
Islamic religion, Islam’s first two centuries

Priya Satia

History
Modern British history, colonialism and imperialism
Shirin Sinnar

Shirin Sinnar

Stanford Law
Civil Procedure, Litigation, Civil Rights

Kabir Tambar

Anthropology
contemporary Islamic movements, secularism, nationalism, minority politics, Turkey, Middle East

Ali Yaycioglu

History
Ottoman Empire, history of economic and political Institutions, empires and global history, Modern Turkey