Faculty and Lecturers

Irit Aharony

Irit Aharony

Senior Preceptor in Modern Hebrew

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...

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6 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office: Vanserg 121
p: 617-495-7382
Office Hours: By appointment
Sami Alkyam

Sami Alkyam

Preceptor in Arabic

Sami Alkyam holds a PhD in Arabic Literature and Cultural Studies. Sami was invited to join the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at...

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CMES
38 Kirkland St., #103
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-7809
Office Hours: Mon 10:30AM-11:30AM & Thurs 10:00AM-11:00AM
Ali Asani

Ali Asani

Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures

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...

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Study of Religion
Barker Center #305
12 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-5755
Office Hours: Thurs 2:00-4:00PM
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Gojko Barjamovic

Senior Lecturer on Assyriology
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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

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6 Divinity Ave. #310
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-6009
Office Hours: By appointment
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Meryem Demir

Preceptor in Modern Turkish
Meryem Demir is the Preceptor in Modern Turkish. Before arriving at Harvard in July 2018, Meryem Demir was an Ataturk Turkish Fellow of Islamic and Middle... Read more about Meryem Demir
CMES 
38 Kirkland St., #304
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-4194
Office Hours: Monday & Thursday: 1 pm - 2pm or by appointment
Khaled El-Rouayheb

Khaled El-Rouayheb

James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic and of Islamic Intellectual History
Acting Director of Graduate Studies

Khaled El-Rouayheb’s research interests include: the intellectual and cultural history of the Arabic-Islamic world in the Mamluk and early-Ottoman...

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6 Divinity Ave. #308
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-1681
Office Hours: See link. Please do not reserve more than 2 fifteen-minute slots without clearing this with Professor El-Rouayheb first.
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Sara Feldman

Preceptor in Yiddish
Sara Feldman is the Preceptor in Yiddish. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Near Eastern Studies in 2014. Feldman teaches Yiddish... Read more about Sara Feldman
Vanserg Hall #122
29 Francis Ave,
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4676
Office Hours: By appointment
William A. Graham

William A. Graham

Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

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...

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Study of Religion
Barker Center #302
12 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
On leave spring 2017. Appointments available some weekdays when in Cambridge; please email to set up an appointment.
William E. Granara

William E. Granara

Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment
Director of Modern Language Programs

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

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CMES
38 Kirkland St. #302
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-9065
Office Hours: Mon & Wed: 1:30-3:00PM; Tues 3:00-4:00PM
Jay M. Harris

Jay M. Harris

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