Regional Scholars

The Middle East Center offers regional scholar status, at its discretion, to researchers, scholars and post-secondary educators whose work deals substantially with the Middle East or North Africa, and who make a commitment to engage actively with our programs and initiatives. For further details about how to become a regional scholar, please click here.

Samer Abboud

Associate Professor of Global Interdisciplinary Studies, Villanova University

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Yasemin Akış

Visiting Professor of Religious Studies, Villanova University

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Ahmad Al-Sholi

PhD candidate, Stony Brook University

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Sa'ed Atshan

Sa'ed Atshan

Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Anthropology, Swarthmore College Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Swarthmore College

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Ibrahim Bakri

Associate Director, Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy

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Abdulrahman M. Bindamnan

PhD Candidate in Education, University of Minnesota

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Khalid Blankinship

Professor of Religion, Temple University

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Jennie Bradbury

Assistant Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College

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Megan Brown

Assistant Professor of History, Swarthmore College

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Pardis Dabashi

Assistant Professor of Literature, Bryn Mawr College

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Lawrence Davidson

Professor Emeritus of History, West Chester University

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Arnon Degani

Fellow, Molad: Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy

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Mert Deniz

Fulbright Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

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Sotirios Dimitriadis

Post-doctoral fellow, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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Jennifer Dixon

Associate Professor of Political Science, Villanova University

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Yasser Elsheshtawy

Adjunct Professor, Columbia University

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Noura Erakat

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Criminal Justice, Rutgers University

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Hadar Feldman Samet

Assistant Professor of Jewish History, Tel Aviv University

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Alexa Firat

Associate Professor (Instructional) of Arabic Studies, Temple University

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Farha Ghannam

Eugene Lang Research Professor of Anthropology, Swarthmore College

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Mohannad Ghawanmeh

Executive Director, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

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Bridget Guarasci

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Franklin & Marshall College

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Bassam Haddad

Director, Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, George Mason University Associate Professor, Policy and Government

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David Heayn-Menendez

PhD Candidate in History, CUNY Graduate Center

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Ghaidaa Hetou

Lecturer in Political Science, Rutgers University

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Shams Inati

Professor of Islamic Philosophy, Villanova University

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Artemy Kalinovsky

Professor of History and Political Science, Temple University

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Yuval Katz

Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication

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alma khasawnih

Assistant Professor of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies, The College of New Jersey

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Ann Lesch

Professor Emerita of Political Science, American University in Cairo

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Ikram Masmoudi

Associate Professor of Arabic Language, Literature and Culture, University of Delaware

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Nada Matta

Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Sociology, Drexel University

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Barak Mendelsohn

Associate Professor of Political Science, Haverford College

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Betsy Mesard

Barbieri Scholar in the Humanities, Villanova University

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Josh Mugler

Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library

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Qais Munhazim

Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Thomas Jefferson University

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Emily Neumeier

Assistant Professor of Art History, Temple University

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Wazhmah Osman

Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Production, Temple University

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Mario Ruiz

Mario Ruiz

Associate Professor of Modern Middle East History, Hofstra University

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James Ryan

Executive Director of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

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Eileen Ryan

Associate Professor of History, Temple University

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Zainab Saleh

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Haverford College

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Rubina Salikuddin

Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern, Central Asian & North African Studies, Bryn Mawr College

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Aytuğ Şaşmaz

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Bryn Mawr College

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Ahmad Shokr

Assistant Professor of History, Swarthmore College

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Deniz Türker Cerda

Assistant Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, Rutgers

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Sara Vakili

Adjunct Lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies, West Chester University

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Gordon Witty

Assistant Professor of Arabic, Temple University

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Asil Yaman

Asil Yaman

Adjunct Assistant Professor at Villanova University Director of the Phoenix Archaeological Project (PAP), Consulting Professor at Penn Museum, Mediterranean Section

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Sean Yom

Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University

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Eszter Zimanyi

Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication

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Adnan Zulfiqar

Associate Professor, Rutgers Law School

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