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)
Director, International Affairs
Professor of Sociology


Elizabeth Bucar

Associate Professor of Religious Studies


Peter Fraunholtz
Teaching Professor of International Affairs and History


Kimberly Jones
Associate Teaching Professor of International Affairs


Ilham Khuri-Makdisi
Associate Professor of History


Shakir Mustafa
Teaching Professor of Arabic


Denis Sullivan
Professor of International Affairs and Political Science


Berna Turam
Professor of International Affairs and Sociology


Dov Waxman
Professor of International Affairs, Political Science and Israel Studies


Part-time Faculty


Shamiran Mako
International Affairs



Fellows and Visiting Scholars


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

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

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

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)