Middle East Studies draws on the expertise of faculty from various departments around Northeastern University. Click on one of the names below to learn about the research and interests of the core faculty.


Valentine Moghadam (Director)
International Affairs and Sociology


Elizabeth Bucar


Kimberly Jones
International Affairs


Ilham Khuri-Makdisi


Shakir Mustafa
Arabic Language


Denis Sullivan
International Affairs and Political Science


Berna Turam
International Affairs and Sociology


Dov Waxman
Political Science and Jewish Studies


Part-time Faculty


Peter Fraunholtz


Sheila Kohanteb
International Affairs



Fellows and Visiting Scholars


Sarah Tobin, Visiting Scholar and Assistant Director of the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies, Jordan (2013-present)

Rami Khouri, Journalist and Political Commentator, Palestine & Lebanon (2006-present)

Yoram Meital, Professor, Ben-Gurion University, Israel (2003-present)

Mira Rizk, President, YWCA-East Jerusalem, Palestine (2007-2008)

Ali Mohammad Pedram, Ph.D Researcher in Middle East Studies, Durham University, United Kingdom (2006-2007)

Mona Makram Ebeid, Former Member of Parliament & Democracy Activist, Egypt (2004-05)

Tom Segev, Journalist and Author, Israel (2003–05)