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.

Yasemin Akış

Visiting Professor of Religious Studies, Villanova University

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Osman Balkan

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College Senior Fellow, Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, UPenn

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Juan Castrillón

Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg School for Communications

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Jennifer Dixon

Associate Professor of Political Science, Villanova University

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Alexa Firat

Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies, Temple University

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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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Nada Matta

Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Sociology, Drexel University

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Richard McAlexander

Postdoctoral Fellow, Perry World House

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Barak Mendelsohn

Associate Professor of Political Science, Haverford College

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Barbara Romaine

Arabic Instructor, Villanova University

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