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Graduate Students

Sabauon Nasseri

History
Modern Middle East and Central Asia
Caroline Abadeer

Caroline Abadeer

Political Science
Development, Regime Transition, Islamist Movements in North Africa and the Middle East

Madihah Akhter

History
Modern South Asia, gender, decolonization, Indo-Muslim cultures

Kristen Alff

History
social, economic, and legal history of the Modern Middle East

Jess Auerbach

Anthropology
Middle-class formation, Lusophone migration, Angola

Catherine Baylin

History
human rights in the Middle East

Alexandra Blackman

Political Science
political Islam, Regime Transition, State-Military relations, Political Mobilization, Egypt
Firat Bozcali

Firat Bozcali

Anthropology
political and legal anthropology, Kurdish politics in Turkey and Iraq

Catherine Bridges-Lyman

Religious Studies
Islam in South Asia, Sufism, Bhakti, Pluralism

Samil Can

Anthropology
Economic anthropology, South Asia, Muslims in India, Debt and Obligation, Religion and Market Exchange

Yasemin Ipek Can

Anthropology
Lebanon, youth, politics of future, affect, class and inequality

Dean Chahim

Anthropology
Afghanistan, political economy, Development, science and technology studies, political ecology

Lakshmi Chandrashekar

Religious Studies
Sufism, Devotional music, Oral & Performative traditions

Jessica Chen

Religious Studies
Chinese Islam, Sufi intellectual history, sira literature

Jen Corley

Religious Studies
Iranian religious history and identity; Sufism; cross-cultural exchange within the Muslim world

Diana Dakhlallah

Political & moral economy, Historical sociology, social theory, corruption, Middle East, North Africa
Jacob Daniels

Jacob Daniels

History
Jews in the Ottoman Empire

Kara Downey

Political Science
Central Asia, former Soviet Union, information credibility, political psychology, soft power
Basma Fahoum

Basma Fahoum

History
Economic and Cultural History in the Modern Middle East, Palestine\Israel

Daniella Farah

History
cultural histories of Jewish populations of Iran, Turkey, and Central Asia

Mélisande Genat

History
Iraqi history, Kurdish studies, development economics, rural sociology, collectivization in Iraq, rural land reform

Byron Gray

Anthropology
South Asian Islam, Shari’ah as state and non-state law, Islamic feminism, transnationalism

Hannah Highfill

Religious Studies
Sufi practice and intellectual history in Turkic and Persianate societies

Melina Izama

Political Science
religious and secular education in colonial and post-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa

Meade Klingensmith

History
Modern British history, the British Empire in the Middle East, colonialism, nationalism

Vivian Lu

Anthropology
Nigerian merchants, Dubai, China, transnational cultural networks

Mashail Malik

Political Science
contentious politics, political violence, international security, democratization, civil-military relations, South Asia

Ariela Marcus-Sells

Religious Studies
Sufism, intellectual history of Muslim societies in West-Africa

Mejgan Massoumi

History
Afghanistan, urban history, borderlands, postcolonialism, and nationalism

Salma Mousa

Political Science
secularism, religious minorities, democratization, sectarianism, Egypt

Christiana Parreira

Political Science
Ethnic/religious identity formation, Political Mobilization, international development, Eastern Mediterranean

Ugur Zekeriya Pece

History
modern social and cultural history of the eastern Mediterranean, inter-communal relations, violence, imaginings of the imperial past

Eda Pepi

Anthropology
gender, kinship, citizenship, sovereignty, Palestinian Problem, Jordan

Kerry Persen

Political Science
Islam, Political Mobilization, democracy, regime change, Indonesia

Lauren Prather

Political Science
foreign aid, poverty, inequality, Development, public opinion

Jenna Dawn Rice

Anthropology
philanthropy, the gift, genealogy, ethics, Lebanon, Bilad al-Sham
Padraic Rohan

Padraic Rohan

History
Early Modern Europe Genoese Levantine colonies in the Ottoman Rise

Madiha Shaukat

Religious Studies
Islamic mysticism, Poetry and Poetics, Medieval Persianate World
William Sherman

William Sherman

Religious Studies
Sufism in South and Central Asia

Vladimir Troyansky

History
social, economic, and cultural history of the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions, migration and resettlement, inter-communal relations

Kerem Ussakli

Anthropology
sociocultural anthropology, law & sovereignty, literary studies, ethics, Kurds
Cyril Uy II

Cyril Villarosa Uy II

Religious Studies
Medieval Falsafa and Sufism, Neoplatonism, Cosmology, Language and the Ineffable

Rebecca Wall

History
Colonial and post-colonial history, West Africa, Senegal, and urban history

Barbara Wilcox

Sudan, U.S. History, Egypt, Egyptomania

Scott Williamson

Political Science
Regime Transition, lustration, political Islam, Egypt, civil-military relations

Duygu Yildirim

History
Early Modern Ottoman History, History of Science in Islam, Intellectual History