Field-Of-Study: Near Eastern Studies

Marc Van De Mieroop

Marc Van De Mieroop studies the ancient history of the Middle East/Near East and his research engages with the last three millennia BCE. He was trained at the University of Louvain in Belgium and at Yale University in the U.S., where he obtained his Ph.D. He has taught at Yale, the University of Oxford, and

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Nathan Brown

Nathan J. Brown is professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University and nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has worked on issues of regime change, constitutionalism, and the rule of law in the Arab world, as well as on Islamist movements.  His most recent book is

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Jamal J. Elias

Jamal J. Elias is Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a secondary appointment in the Department of South Asia Studies, and is a member of the Graduate Groups in Ancient History and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He earned his

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Shahzad Bashir

I was born in Pakistan, educated at Amherst College and Yale University, and currently teach in the department of Religious Studies at Stanford University. My research and publications to date have focused on the religious history of Persianate Islamic societies (Iran and Central and South Asia), with particular emphasis on the late medieval and early

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Bernard Haykel

Bernard Haykel is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University where he also is Director of The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Haykel’s primary research interests center on Islamic political movements and legal thought as well as the politics and history of Saudi Arabia

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Leslie P. Peirce

Leslie Peirce is the Silver Professor at New York University, holding appointments in both the departments of history and of Middle Eastern studies. Recognized internationally as one of the world’s leading Ottomanists, Ms. Peirce has written over two dozen articles and book chapters and two award-winning monographs on the Ottoman Empire: The Imperial Harem: Women

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