Faculty

These professors are either doing research or teaching on topics related to the Middle East and/or North Africa.

 

Rehenuma Asmi, Assistant Professor of International Studies
Teaching and Research Areas: Anthropology, Education, Language Ideologies and Multilingualism, Literacy and Socialization, Arabian Gulf Studies

Amelia Carr, Associate Professor of Art History
Teaching and Research Areas: Medieval France and Germany, Liturgical Art and Drama, Northern and Italian Renaissance, Ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean

Jennifer Hellwarth, Associate Professor of English
Teaching and Research Areas: Medieval and Early Modern Literature, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, History of Medicine, European and Arabic Magic and Medicine

Reem Hilal, Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages
Teaching and Research Areas: Arabic Language and Literature, Arab and Muslim Identity in the Diaspora, Cultural Studies

Glenn Holland, Professor and Bishop James Mills Thoburn Chair of Religious Studies
Teaching and Research Areas: Christianity, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies

Shanna KirschnerAssistant Professor of Political Science, Coordinator of MENA Minor
Teaching and Research Areas: Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle Eastern politics, Democratization, Civil War, Peace and Conflict, International Institutions

Adrienne Krone, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Teaching and Research Areas: Judaism, Religious Food Reform Movements

Brian Miller, Instructor of History
Teaching and Research Areas: Modern Turkey; Modern Germany; Middle East and North African Studies; Migration & Diaspora Studies; Transnational & Globalization Studies.

Younus Mirza, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Teaching and Research Areas: Qur’an, Islamic Law, Hadith, Islamic Movements and Political Islam, Qur’anic and Biblical Hermeneutics

Stephen OnyeiwuAssociate Professor of Economics
Teaching and Research Areas: Management of Innovation and Technology, Managerial Economics, Middle Eastern and African Economic Development

Eric Pallant, Professor of Environmental Studies
Teaching and Research Areas: Soils and the Environment, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Development, Educational Innovation, Middle Eastern Environmental Challenges

Laura Reeck, Associate Professor of Modern and Classical Languages
Teaching and Research Areas: Francophone North African Literature, North African Immigration to France