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Middle East Studies: People

Program Director

Michael Provence
Professor of History
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 4086B 
For office hours, consult the history department website.

Program Coordinator and Student Advisor 

Jose Agustin Ibarra
Current undergraduate students, please use the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) for advising questions.
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 1024

Walk-in Advising:
9:00-11:00 AM and 2:00-3:00 PM
and by appointment


Guillermo Algaze
Professor of Anthropology

Eli Berman
Professor of Economics

Suzanne Brenner
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Gary Fields
Professor of Communication

Thomas Gallant
Professor of History

David Goodblatt
Professor Emeritus of History

Hasan Kayali
Associate Professor of History

Sanford E. Lakoff
Professor Emeritus of Political Science

Thomas Levy
Professor of Anthropology

William H. Propp
Professor Emeritus of History

Babak Rahimi
Associate Professor of Literature

James Rauch
Professor of Economics

Gershon Shafir
Professor of Sociology

Nir Shafir
Assistant Professor of History

Winifred Woodhull
Associate Professor Emeritus of Literature

Oumelbanine Zhiri
Professor of Literature

Faculty in Memoriam 

Melford E. Spiro
Professor Emeritus in Anthropology