Faculty

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

Sami Alkyam, Assistant Professor of Modern and Classical Languages
Teaching and Research Areas: Arabic Language and Literature, Media and Digital Culture, Arabic Dictator Novels, Translation Theory

Jennifer Hellwarth, Professor of English
Teaching and Research Areas: Medieval and Early Modern Literature, 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

Shanna KirschnerAssociate Professor of Political Science, Coordinator of MENA Minor
Teaching and Research Areas: Arab-Israeli Conflict, Middle Eastern Politics, Ethnic Conflict, Civil War, International Institutions

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

Shannan MattiaceProfessor of Political Science
Teaching and Research Areas: Nationalism; Transnational Social Movements; Immigration; Political Anthropology; Urban Politics

Brian Miller, Assistant Professor of History
Teaching and Research Areas: Modern Turkey, Migration & Diaspora Studies, Transnational & Globalization Studies

Matthew Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Teaching and Research Areas: Islam, Women and Religion, Lived Religion, Pilgrimage, Asian History

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

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