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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Harvard – NELC
6 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office: Vanserg 121
p: 617-495-7382
Office Hours: By appointment
Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson

Part-Time Lecturer on Persian Literature
Paul Anderson received his Ph.D. at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Ph.D. program at Harvard University (2021). He obtained his M.A... Read more about Paul Anderson
Ali Asani

Ali Asani

Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Ali Asani is Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and...

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Study of Religion
Barker Center #305
12 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-5755
Office Hours: Wed 2:00PM - 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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Harvard – NELC
6 Divinity Ave, #310
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-6009
Office Hours: By appointment
 Shaye J.D. Cohen

Shaye J.D. Cohen

Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy

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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Harvard – NELC
6 Divinity Ave, #105
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-6422
Office Hours: By appointment
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Richard Cozzens

Preceptor in Arabic
Richard Cozzens has been teaching Arabic for over ten years in a variety of institutions. He received his A.B. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and... Read more about Richard Cozzens
Harvard - CMES
38 Kirkland St, Room 202
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-3353
Office Hours: Mondays 3:20PM – 4:20PM or by email 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
Harvard - CMES
38 Kirkland St, #304
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-4194
Office Hours: Tues 11AM-12:30PM or by appointment
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Mojtaba Ebrahimian

Preceptor in Persian

Born in Qom, Iran, Mojtaba Ebrahimian is the Preceptor in Persian. He received his B.A. in English Language and Literature (the University of Isfahan) and...

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Harvard - CMES
38 Kirkland St, Room 204
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-8127
Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays 1:00PM - 2:00PM or by appointment
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Khaled El-Rouayheb

James Richard Jewett Professor of Islamic Intellectual History
Chair of the Department

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

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Harvard – NELC
6 Divinity Ave, #203
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-1681
Office Hours: Fri 10:00AM-12:00PM or by appointment. See link.
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Sara Feldman

Preceptor in Yiddish

Before arriving at Harvard in 2018, Sara Feldman was a Hebrew and Yiddish Lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Frankel...

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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 (Emeritus)

 

William A. Graham was a teaching faculty member of the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences 1973-2018 and a member of the Faculty of...

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Study of Religion
Barker Center #302
12 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office Hours: By appointment
William E. Granara

William E. Granara

Research Professor of the Practice of Arabic on the Gordon Gray Endowment
William Granara is research professor of the practice of Arabic language and literature at Harvard University in the... Read more about William E. Granara
Harvard – CMES
38 Kirkland St, #302
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-9065
Office Hours: Tues 1:00-3:00PM; Thurs 11:00AM-2:00PM
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Muhammad Habib

Preceptor in Arabic
Muhammad Habib was born in Egypt he was an Assistant Teaching Professor of Arabic at Georgetown and previously taught at Duke University. He received his M.A.... Read more about Muhammad Habib
Harvard – CMES
38 Kirkland St, Room 108
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-7809
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1PM - 2PM