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
Religion

 

Kimberly Jones
International Affairs

 

Ilham Khuri-Makdisi
History

 

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
History

 

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)