Faculty

Irit Aharony

Irit Aharony

Senior Preceptor in Modern Hebrew
Office hours: by appointment

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

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6 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

office: Vanserg 121
p: 617-495-7382
Amr Taher Ahmed

Amr Taher Ahmed

Lecturer on Near Eastern Langauges and Civilizations
Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-4:00pm

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

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Harvard - NELC
6 Divinity Ave., #309
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-4654
Sami Alkyam

Sami Alkyam

Preceptor in Arabic
Office hours: Mon., 9-10am; Thur., 1:30-2:30pm; or by appointment.

 

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

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CMES
38 Kirkland St., #103
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-7809
Ali Asani

Ali Asani

Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures
Office hours: Wednesday, 2:15-4:15, or by appointment

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
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Gojko Barjamovic

Senior Lecturer on Assyriology; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office hours: Wednesdays 11am-1pm or by appointment

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

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6 Divinity Ave. #310
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-6009
Madeleine Cohen

Madeleine Cohen

Preceptor in Yiddish

 

Madeleine Cohen is our Preceptor in Yiddish, and will teach Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Yiddish

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Harvard - NELC
6 Divinity Ave., #307 [NOTE: Temporarily located at 17 Sumner Rd., Rm. 209 through early September 2017]
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-7012
Office Hours: Office hours: TBD
 Shaye J.D. Cohen

Shaye J.D. Cohen

Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy
Chair of the Department
Office hours: by appointment

Professor Cohen is the Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of Harvard

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6 Divinity Ave. #105
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-6422
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.

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
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.

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
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