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Scholars

Heather Rastovac Akbarzadeh

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Dance Studies in/and the Humanities Department of Theater and Performance Studies
Dance and Performance Art, Iranian Diaspora, Race/Gender/Sexuality, Immigrant Aesthetics, Geopolitics in Art Markets

Patricia Blessing

Visiting Assistant Professor of Medieval Mediterranean Art History, Pomona College
Islamic art and architecture, medieval art history and archaeology, Turkey, Anatolia, cross-cultural exchange

John Dunlop

Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Russia and Islam

Ala Ebtekar

Visiting Artist, Institute for Diversity in the Arts
Contemporary Islamic Art and Visual Culture, Epics, Paintings, Public Art, Urban Space, Iran

John Eilts

Curator, Islamic and Middle Eastern Collections, Stanford University Libraries

Donald Emmerson

Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
History, politics, economics of Southeast Asia

Rachel Gillum

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation
Muslim-Americans, integration, immigration, government relations, discrimination
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Heather Hughes

Project Archivist, Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Middle East Studies Librarianship
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Burcak Keskin-Kozat

Associate Director of University Corporate & Foundation Relations
religion, nationalism, gender, modernization, Turkey, Cold War

Gail Lapidus

Senior Fellow, Emerita, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Ethnic conflict in the former Soviet Union, the Russian-Chechen war, Soviet society, politics and foreign policy
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Sarah Lyons-Padilla

Research Scientist, Stanford SPARQ (Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions)
psychology, acculturation, discrimination, radicalization

Abbas Milani

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Director of the Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
Islam and the West