Assistant Professor of History and World Christianity, History
Dr. Kathryn A. Hain earned her PhD in History of the Middle East at the University of Utah. Her MA in Middle Eastern Cultures and Religions from Jerusalem University College/Hebrew University also greatly informs her work. She writes on the slave trade of European women to India, China, and the Abbasid...
Arabic Language Instructor, Arabic Language Institute
American University in Cairo
Dr.Sayyed Daifallah is teaching Arabic at the American university in Cairo(AUC). He was as a visitor assistant professor at Brigham young university (BYU) in 2014-2015. He published four books in Arabic Language; -” The image of the people between the poet and the president (Fou,ad Haddad”. -”...
Soliman, Iman Aziz
CASA Executive Director, CASA, ALI
American University in Cairo
Iman A. Soliman, from Egypt, earned her B.A. in Englishliterature from the faculty of Al Alson, Ein Shams University in Cairo. In 2003, she received her Ph.D. in TAFL from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Iman held a number of administrative and teachingpositions in Cairo from 1984 through 1990,...
Graduate Student, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago
Kevin Blankinship is a PhD candidate in medieval Arabic literature at the University of Chicago and a current Fulbright-Hays scholar in Morocco. His research is mainly on poetry, whether lyric, gnomic (wisdom), or devotional; Arabic-Romance comparisons; interactions of sacred and profane discourse; and...
Associate Professor, Middle Eastern Studies
University of Texas at Austin
Tarek El-Ariss is Assistant Professor of Arabic Studies in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Trials of Arab Modernity: Literary Affects and the New Political (Fordham University Press) and editor of The Arab Renaissance: Literature, Culture,...
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins received her PhD from Columbia University in 2015. She is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Bard College. Her research has been awarded funding by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, Columbia University...
Assistant Professor, History Department
Elyse Semerdjian is the Associate Professor of Islamic World/Middle Eastern history at Whitman College. She served as the Dumanian visiting professor in Armenian Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of Chicago in Spring 2013. A specialist in early modern...
Researcher, Digital Humanities
Maxim Romanov is a research fellow at the Humboldt Chair for Digital Humanities, Leipzig University. His dissertation (Near Eastern Studies, U of Michigan, 2013) explored how modern computational techniques of text analysis can be applied to the study of premodern Arabic historical sources. In particular,...