PhD Student, History
Owain Lawson is a doctoral student at Columbia University's Department of History. His research investigates the history of science, technology, and the environment in Lebanon and Greater Syria during the late Mandate and early Independence periods. He holds an MA from the American University in Cairo...
Clinical Instructor, Human Rights Program
Harvard Law School
Salma Waheedi is an attorney and Clinical Advocacy Fellow at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. She is also a Visiting Fellow of Law and Social Change at Harvard Law School's Islamic Legal Studies Program. Salma's clinical work and teaching focus on gender justice advocacy and family law...
Graduate Student, Political Science
George Washington University
PhD student at George Washington University, specializing in comparative politics, international relations, and Middle East studies. Anticipated dissertation: State-sponsored Nationalist Identification in Oman and Yemen Anticipated completion: 2016 Past life: While in undergrad at NYU, I researched...
Lewental, D Gershon
Assistant professor, Middle Eastern & Islamic studies
D Gershon Lewental is a cultural historian of the Middle East, focusing on how societies use religion, memory, and conflict to define and maintain their identities. He has been a visiting assistant professor in the Departments of History and International & Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma...
Assistant Professor, History Department
University of Maryland, College Park
Antoine Borrut specializes in early Islamic history and historiography. He is the author of Entre mémoire et pouvoir: l’espace syrien sous les derniers Omeyyades et les premiers Abbassides (v. 72-193/692-809) [Between memory and power: the Syrian space under the Latter Umayyads and Early Abbasids...
Associate Professor, Political Science and International Relations
Murat Metinsoy is Associate Professor at Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Political Science and International Relations. He received his PhD degree from Bogazici University in 2010 with a dissertation titled "Everyday Politics of Ordinary People: Public Opinion, Dissent, and Resistance...