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Language Preceptors

Dalia Abo-Haggar

Title: Preceptor in Arabic
Email: dabohaggar@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-4194
Office Location: 38 Kirkland Street, Room 301
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Irit Aharony

Title: Senior Preceptor in Modern Hebrew
Credentials: PhD Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1998
Email: aharony@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-7382
Office Location: Vanserg, Room 121
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Sami Alkyam

Title: Preceptor in Arabic
Email: alkyam@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 496-8715
Office Location: 17 Sumner, Room 209
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Nour Barmada

Title: Preceptor in Arabic
Email: barmadaabida@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 496-9273
Office Location: 38 Kirkland, Room 303
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Feryal Hijazi

Title: Preceptor in Arabic
Email: fhijazi@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-1036
Office Location: 38 Kirkland Street, Room 108
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Nevenka Korica Sullivan

Title: Senior Preceptor in Arabic
Credentials: MA in TAFL, American University in Cairo; BA Oriental Philology, Belgrade University
Email: nevenkakorica@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-7809
Office Location: 38 Kirkland Street, Room 103
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Academic Interests: Cross-cultural communication, language and culture, foreign language pedagogy, and curriculum development
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Hisham Mahmoud

Title: Preceptor in Arabic
Email: hisham_mahmoud@harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0974
Office Location: 17 Sumner, Room 208
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Daniel Rafinejad

Title: Preceptor in Persian
Email: rafinejad@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 496-8559
Office Location: 17 Sumner, Room 206
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Himmet Taskomur

Title: Preceptor in Ottoman and Modern Turkish
Email: taskomur@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 496-8568
Office Location: 38 Kirkland Street, Room 211
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Related Faculty

Leila Ahmed

Title: Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School
Credentials: PhD University of Cambridge, 1971
Email: leila_ahmed@harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 496-5316
Department: Harvard Divinity School
Academic Interests: Women and gender in Islam
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M. Shahab Ahmed

Title: Associate Professor of Islamic Studies
Credentials: PhD University of Princeton, 1999
Email: msahmed@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-4585
Department: Committee on Study of Religion; Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Jocelyne Cesari

Title: Lecturer on Islamic Studies; Director of Islam in the West Program; Senior Research Fellow at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
Credentials: PhD University of Aix en Provence, 1991
Email: jcesari@fas.harvard.edu
Office Location: Prince Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, 8 Story Street
Academic Interests: Contemporary Islamic societies. Director of the Islam in the West Program and Islamopedia Online.

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Title: Professor of Social Medicine
Credentials: PhD Harvard University, 1977
Email: maryjo_good@hms.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 432-2557
Department: Social Medicine
Academic Interests: Culture, person, and healing in Middle Eastern societies; biomedicine and bioethics in comparative perspective; gender and culture in Middle Eastern and Islamic societies - Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Indonesia. Recent courses include Gender and Culture in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
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Khaled El-Rouayheb

Title: Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History
Email: kel@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-1681
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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Byron J. Good

Title: Professor of Medical Anthropology
Credentials: PhD University of Chicago, 1977
Email: byron_good@hms.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 432-2612
Department: Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Academic Interests: Medical and psychiatric anthropology. Recent courses include Seminar in Global Health Equity (Social Medicine 715), Culture and Mental Illness (Anthropology 2740), and Theories of Subjectivity in Current Anthropology (Anthropology 2785).
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Jay M. Harris

Title: Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish Studies
Credentials: PhD Columbia University, 1985
Email: jharris@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0829
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Academic Interests: Ancient Judaism, modern Jewish history
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Michael Herzfeld

Title: Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences
Credentials: D.Phil. University of Oxford, 1976
Email: herzfeld@wjh.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 496-5190
Department: Anthropology
Academic Interests: Social theory, social poetics, politics of history, Greece.
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Ioli Kalavrezou

Title: Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine Art
Credentials: PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1977
Email: kalavrez@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-7982
Department: History of Art and Architecture
Academic Interests: Byzantine art history

Chad Kia

Title: Lecturer on Persian Literature and Culture
Credentials: PhD Columbia University, 2009
Email: ckia@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-4654
Office Location: 6 Divinity Ave (Semitic Museum), Room 308
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
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C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky

Title: Stephen Phillips Professor of Archaeology and Ethnology
Credentials: PhD University of Pennsylvania, 1965
Email: karlovsk@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 496-8162
Department: Anthropology
Academic Interests: The urban process and exchange networks that tie the Near East, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian peninsula, and Central Asia into spheres of economic and political interaction
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Jon D. Levenson

Title: Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies
Credentials: PhD Harvard University, 1975
Email: jon_levenson@harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-5955
Department: Harvard Divinity School
Academic Interests: Literature, religion, and theology of the Hebrew Bible and rabbinic Judaism
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Peter B. Machinist

Title: Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages
Credentials: PhD Yale University, 1978
Email: machinis@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0333
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Academic Interests: Biblical studies, Mesopotamian studies, history of the ancient Near East
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Erez Manela

Title: Professor of History
Email: manela@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 496-6467
Department: History
Academic Interests: United States in the world; International History
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Sandra Naddaff

Title: Director of Studies in the Literature Concentration; Senior Lecturer on Literature and Comparative Literature
Credentials: PhD Harvard University, 1983
Email: snaddaff@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-4186
Department: Comparative Literature
Academic Interests: Arabic, French, and English literature
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James R. Russell

Title: Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies
Credentials: PhD University of London, 1982
Email: russell@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 496-9049
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Academic Interests: Armenian studies, pre-Islamic Iran
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Bernard Septimus

Title: Jacob E. Safra Professor of Jewish History and Sephardic Civilization
Credentials: PhD Harvard University, 1975
Email: septimus@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-1701
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Academic Interests: Medieval Jewish history and Hebrew literature

Kay K. Shelemay

Title: G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music; Professor of African and African American Studies
Credentials: PhD University of Michigan, 1977
Email: shelemay@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-2791
Department: Department of Music
Academic Interests: Middle Eastern music
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P. Oktor Skjaervo

Title: Aga Khan Professor of Iranian
Credentials: PhD University of Oslo, 1981
Email: skjaervo@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 496-5756
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Academic Interests: Iranian linguistics
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Lawrence E. Stager

Title: Dorot Research Professor of the Archaeology of Israel; Director of the Semitic Museum
Credentials: PhD Harvard University, 1975
Email: stager@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-5756
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Academic Interests: Archaeology of the Levant; society, economy, and religion of Canaan and Israel
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Piotr Steinkeller

Title: Professor of Assyriology
Credentials: PhD University of Chicago, 1976
Email: steinkel@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0553
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Academic Interests: Socioeconomic history of early Mesopotamia
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Ruth R. Wisse

Title: Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature
Credentials: PhD McGill University, 1969
Email: wisse@fas.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 496-9050
Department: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Academic Interests: Yiddish language and literature, Jewish studies
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