Faculty

Dalia Abo Haggar

Dalia Abo Haggar

Preceptor in Arabic
Office hours: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:15pm, or by appointment
CMES 38 Kirkland St. #301 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-4194

Dalia Abo-Haggar joined Harvard in Fall 2011 as a Preceptor of Arabic. She obtained her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, department of Near Eastern Read more about Dalia Abo Haggar

Irit Aharony

Irit Aharony

Senior Preceptor in Modern Hebrew
Office hours: by appointment
6 Divinity Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138 office: Vanserg 121
p: 617-495-7382

Irit Aharony was born in Israel. She received her Ph.D. in Hebrew Literature from Bar Ilan University in Israel. She has been teaching at Harvard since 1996 Read more about Irit Aharony

Amr Taher Ahmed

Amr Taher Ahmed

Lecturer on Near Eastern Langauges and Civilizations
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-4:00pm
Harvard - NELC 6 Divinity Ave., #309 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-4654

Amr Taher Ahmed’s research focuses on modern Persian and Kurdish poetry and prosody, and Comparative Literature. He graduated in Kurdish literature from the Read more about Amr Taher Ahmed

Sami Alkyam

Sami Alkyam

Preceptor in Arabic
Office hours: Mon., 9-10am; Thur., 1:30-2:30pm; or by appointment.
CMES 38 Kirkland St., #103 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-7809

 

Sami Alkyam holds a PhD in Arabic Literature and Cultural Studies. Sami was invited to join the Department of Near Eastern Read more about Sami Alkyam

Ali Asani

Ali Asani

Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures
Office hours: Wednesday, 2:15-4:15, or by appointment
Study of Religion Barker Center #305 12 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-5755

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Ali Asani is Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures. He served as the Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Read more about Ali Asani

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Gojko Barjamovic

Senior Lecturer on Assyriology; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office hours: Wednesdays 11am-1pm or by appointment
6 Divinity Ave. #310 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-6009

Gojko Barjamovic received his training at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) where he took part in several research projects and taught a broad range of Read more about Gojko Barjamovic

Nour Barmada

Nour Barmada

Preceptor in Arabic
Office hours: Tuesday, 1:15-3:15, or by appointment
CMES 38 Kirkland St., #303 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-9273
Madeleine Cohen

Madeleine Cohen

Office hours: TBD
Preceptor in Yiddish
Harvard - NELC 6 Divinity Ave., #307 Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Madeleine Cohen is our Preceptor in Yiddish, and will teach Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Yiddish in 2017-18 Read more about Madeleine Cohen

 Shaye J.D. Cohen

Shaye J.D. Cohen

Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy
Chair of the Department
Office hours: by appointment
6 Divinity Ave. #105 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-6422

Professor Cohen is the Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of Harvard Read more about Shaye J.D. Cohen

Khaled Fahmy

Khaled Fahmy

Shawwaf Visiting Professor in Modern Middle Eastern History
Harvard - History Department Robinson Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
William A. Graham

William A. Graham

Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies
On leave spring 2017. Appointments available some weekdays when in Cambridge; please email to set up an appointment.
Study of Religion Barker Center #302 12 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA 02138

Professor Graham has been a member of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 1973 and holds a joint appointment in NELC and the Study of Religion. Read more about William A. Graham

William Granara

William Granara

Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment
Director of Modern Language Programs
Office hours, week of 4/24/17: NO hours Tuesday; Thurs. 12:30pm-2:30pm, or by appointment. No office hours week of May 1.
CMES 38 Kirkland St. #302 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-9065

Professor Granara teaches Arabic language and literature and directs the Arabic language program at Harvard University . He studied Arabic at Georgetown Read more about William Granara

Jay M. Harris

Jay M. Harris

Harry Austryn Wolfson Professor of Jewish Studies
Dean of Undergraduate Education; Director of the Center for Jewish Studies
Office hours: by appointment
University Hall, First Floor North Harvard Yard Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-7546