Graduate Students

ANTHROPOLOGY

Jess Auerbach: Middle-class formation, Lusophone migration, Angola

Firat Bozcali: political and legal anthropology, Kurdish politics in Turkey and Iraq

Corisande Fenwick: Maghreb, Islamic archaeology, Byzantine archaeology, imperialism, historiography

Alexandra Kelly: Indian Ocean, ivory trade, Zanzibar, empire, capitalism

Vivian Lu: Nigerian merchants, Dubai, China, transnational cultural networks

Eda Pepi: gender, kinship, citizenship, sovereignty, Palestinian Problem, Jordan

Jenna Dawn Rice: philanthropy, the gift, genealogy, ethics, Lebanon, Bilad al-Sham

Karem Said: political authority, interpretation, crowds

HISTORY

Kristen Alff: social, economic, and legal history of the Modern Middle East

Madihah Akhter: Modern South Asia, gender, decolonization, Indo-Muslim cultures

Catherine Baylin: human rights in the Middle East

Demetrius Loufas: Venetians abroad, foreigners in Venice, religion in the Eastern Mediterranean

Mejgan Massoumi: Afghanistan, urban history, borderlands, postcolonialism, and nationalism

Ugur-Zekeriya Pece: modern social and cultural history of the eastern Mediterranean, inter-communal relations, violence, imaginings of the imperial past

Erin Pettigrew: history of Africa and the Middle East, esoteric knowledge, Islam, colonialism, ethnography

Vladimir Troyansky: Social, economic, and cultural history of the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea regions, migration and resettlement, inter-communal relations

Rebecca Wall: Colonial and post-colonial history, West Africa, Senegal, and urban history

LIBERAL ARTS

Barbara Wilcox: Sudan, U.S. History, Egypt, Egyptomania

MODERN THOUGHT AND LITERATURE

Brian Johnsrud: memory, violence, U.S./Middle East, media, politics, crusades

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Caroline Abadeer: Development, Regime Transition, Islamist Movements in North Africa and the Middle East

Alex Blackman: political Islam, Regime Transition, State-Military relations, Political Mobilization, Egypt

Kara Downey: Central Asia, former Soviet Union, information credibility, political psychology, soft power

Rachel Gillum: Muslim Americans,identity, integration, Middle East politics, survey research

Avital Livny: politics, Turkey, Middle East, identity, Islam

Kerry Persen: Islam, political mobilization, democracy, regime change, Indonesia

Melina Platas: religious and secular education in colonial and post-colonial Sub-Saharan Africa

Lauren Prather: foreign aid, poverty, inequality, development, public opinion

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Catherine Bridges-Lyman: Islam in South Asia, Sufism, Bhakti, Pluralism

Sameer Ali: Shiism, Islamic intellectual production in the pre-modern era,  Islam in South Asia

Lakshmi Chandrashekar: Sufism, Devotional music, Oral & Performative traditions

Jessica Chen: Chinese Islam, Sufi intellectual history, sira literature

Jen Corley: Iranian religious history and identity; Sufism; cross-cultural exchange within the Muslim world

Ariela Marcus-Sells: Sufism, intellectual history of Muslim societies in West-Africa

William Sherman: Sufism in South and Central Asia

SOCIOLOGY

Diana Dakhlallah: Political & moral economy, historical sociology, social theory, corruption, Middle East, North Africa