Faculty

 

American Studies

Melani McAlister**, Associate Professor of American Studies and International Affairs

Anthropology

Attiya Ahmad**, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Ilana Feldman**, Professor of Anthropology, History, and International Relations

Art History

Mika Natif**, Assistant Professor of Art History

Classics and Semitic Languages

Richard Alan Popp, Arabic Language Specialist

Amin Bonnah, Associate Professor, Arabic

Nazih Daher, Professorial Lecturer Arabic

Mohssen Esseesy**, Associate Professor of Arabic and International Affairs; Coordinator, Arabic Program

Corey Jorgensen, Associate Professor, Arabic

Muhammad Kassab, Arabic Language Specialist

Ebtisam Oraby, Arabic Language Specialist

Nashwa Taher, Arabic Language Specialist

*In addition to these full-time faculty members, there are a number of part-time Arabic instructors. An updated list of these instructors is available through the Columbian College's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations faculty list.

Geography

Mona Atia**, Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs

History

Muriel A. Atkin, Professor of History

Joel Blecher**, Associate Professor of History

Arie Dubnov**, Associate Professor of History and Max Ticktin Chair of Israel Studies

Dina Khoury**, Professor of History and International Affairs

Kevin Martin, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University

Shira Robinson**, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs0

International Affairs

Geneive Abdo, Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council

Ahmed Ben Hriz, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs

Nejm Benessaiah, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs

Edward W. Gnehm, Jr.**, Kuwait Professor of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Affairs

Fatima Hadji, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs

James Jeffrey, Philip Solondz Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Donald Losman, Professor of Economics and Middle East Studies, National Defense University

Firas Maksad, Director, Global Policy Associates

Jacob Olidort, Research Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Walter Reich, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Professor of International Affairs, Ethics and Human Behavior

Omer Taspinar, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

International Business

Hossein Askari, Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs

Scheherazade S. Rehman, Professor of International Business/Finance and International Affairs

Robert Weiner, Professor of International Business and International Affairs

Media and Public Affairs

Sean Aday, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs, and International Affairs

Steven Livingston, Professor of Media and Public Affairs, and International Relations

William Youmans**, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Political Science

Michael N. Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science

Nathan Brown**, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Yasser El-Shimy, Adjunct Professor of Political Science

Charles Kiamie III, Acting Director, Office of Local Sustainability, U.S. Agency for International Development

Marc Lynch**, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

Shana Marshall**, Associate Director and Assistant Research Professor, Institute for Middle East Studies

Gonul Tol, Founding Director Middle East Institute Turkish Center

Psychology

Lara Sheehi, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology

Public Administration

Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs

Religion and Women's Studies

Robert Eisen, Professor of Religion and Judaic Studies; Chair of the Department of Religion

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Religion

Kelly Pemberton**, Associate Professor of Religion and Women's Studies

 

**Denotes a professor that is a member of our core Middle East Studies faculty

Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

IMES has a very small number of slots for visiting scholars with their own external funding. These are available on a rolling basis. If you wish to apply for one of these positions please send a cover letter and research statement to IMES Associate Director Shana Marshall at: smarshall@gwu.edu

Previous IMES Post-Doctoral Fellows

Amal Sachedina, 2016-2017 (University of Michigan, Oxford University, Brown University)
Janell Rothenberg, 2015-2016 (University of California Los Angeles, Carleton College)
Aaron Jakes, 2014-2015 (New York University, The New School)
Kevin Jones, 2013-2014 (University of Michigan, University of Georgia)
Sarah Parkinson, 2012-2013 (University of Chicago, University of Minnesota)
Guldem Buyuksarac, 2011-2012 (Columbia University, Istanbul University)