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Mohamed A. Moustafa
PhD Student/Graduate Associate
Email: mmoustafa@email.arizona.edu

I am a doctoral student at MENAS. My research interests come at the intersection of Islamic intellectual history and Arabic literature. Having done my MA in Islamic studies, I published an article in the NAZARİYAT Journal for the History of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences and two...
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Danielle Adams
Email: dkadams@email.arizona.edu

Danielle is a 2015-2016 NASA Space Grant Fellow and has launched a new project called "Two Deserts, One Sky: Arab Observational Astronomy and Star Lore." Read her Star Calendar Blog at onesky....
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Atacan Atakan
PhD Student
Email: atacanatakan@emaail.arizona.edu
TEL: 520- 626 8907
Office: 456D
   - Social History of the Ottoman Empire
   - Everyday Lives of Children in the Late Ottoman Period
             - Children's Literature
             - Children's Education
             - Children's Sexuality
             - Scouting and...
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Omar Basendwah
Email: obasendwah@email.arizona.edu
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Robin Brackett
Email: robinbrackett@email.arizona.edu
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Gabe Delgado
PhD Candidate
Email: jibreeld@email.arizona.edu
  • 2018-2019 Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellow – Bilinski Educational Foundation
  • 2017 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Fellow - The Woodrow Wilson...
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Mojtaba Ebrahimian
Email: ebrahimian@email.arizona.edu

Mojtaba Ebrahimian is a PhD student in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. His research interests include Iranian modern and contemporary literature and culture, literary theory, as well as comparative literary and cultural studies....
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Jie Gao
Email: jiegao@email.arizona.edu
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Aaron Graybill
Email: agraybill@email.arizona.edu
Office: Marshall 456M

Aaron's research interests include language planning and policy, language vitality, Arabic dialectology, diglossia, sociolinguistics, multilingualism, Tamazight, and the...
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Faraj Hamdan
Email: hamdan@email.arizona.edu
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Felisa Hervey
Email: fdyrud@email.arizona.edu
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Sajedeh Hosseini
Email: sajedehhosseini@email.arizona.edu

I am a PhD student at the Roshan Institute for Persian and Iranian Studies. I work on classical and pre-modern Persian and South Asian literature. In particular, I am intrested in the cross-cultural similarities and differences of conceptions of animals in literature.

I hold a BA in South...
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Elsayed Issa
Email: elsayedissa@email.arizona.edu
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Cheikh Isselmou
Email: isselmou@email.arizona.edu
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Gianni Izzo
Email: izzo@email.arizona.edu
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Kyle Jones
Email: kysjones@email.arizona.edu

I am primarily interested in aspects of the phonetics and phonology of Semitic languages, especially Modern Hebrew and Egyptian Arabic, which I investigate using laboratory phonology research methods. I am also interested in the longstanding debate over whether words in Semitic languages are...
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Charles Joukhadar
Email: cjoukhad@email.arizona.edu
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Sehrish Khan-Williamson
Email: skhanwilliamson@email.arizona.edu
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Feras Klenk
Email: ferasklenk@email.arizona.edu

Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellow Spring and Fall 2018 


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Alainna Liloia
Email: aliloia@email.arizona.edu

Alainna Liloia is a PhD student in Middle Eastern and North...
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Alyeh Mehin Jafarabadi
PhD Student
Email: alyehmehin@email.arizona.edu

I am majoring in Middle Eastren Studies and double-minoring in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching and Anthropology. This combination brings together most of my research and teaching interests including Islam, nationalism, power, feminism, space, women and education, language education and...
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Kristen Miller
Email: kristenmiller3@email.arizona.edu
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Saffo Papantonopoulou
Anthropology and Middle East Studies Dual PhD
Email: saffo@email.arizona.edu

I am a dual PhD student in the Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies departments. My research is focused on the intersection of LGBT issues and the politics of Ottoman heritage in the Balkans and the Middle East, with my geographic focus on the city of Thessaloniki and northern Greece more...
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John Perugini
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Connor Pierce
Email: connorjpierce@email.arizona.edu
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Brittany Power
Email: bep3@email.arizona.edu

I am a PhD student in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. I have a BA in anthropology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and an MA in Middle Eastern and North African Studies from the University of Arizona.. I specialize in foodways...
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Tatiana Rabinovich
Email: tatianar@email.arizona.edu

Ph.D student


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Kamilia Rahmouni
Email: kamiliar@email.arizona.edu
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Mija Sanders
Email: mijas@email.arizona.edu

Mija Sanders is a current PhD student in the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies at the University of Arizona. She is interested in gender studies, Turkish Studies, Yezidis, and migration.

Her current Fulbright-Hays funded project is on migration history in Izmir.

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Nathan Spinder
Email: nspinder@email.arizona.edu
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