Faculty

Nebil A. Husayn

Nebil A. Husayn

Office hours: TBD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (spring 2018 and spring 2019)
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (University of Miami)
Harvard - NELC 6 Divinity Ave., #302 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-9823

 

Nebil A. Husayn is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami. He is a specialist in the… Read more about Nebil A. Husayn

Ousmane Kane

Ousmane Kane

Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society (HDS)
Office hours: by appointment
Harvard Divinity School 45 Francis Ave., Andover 304 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-8508

Ousmane Kane comes to Harvard from Columbia University, where he has been associate professor of international and public affairs at the university’s School… Read more about Ousmane Kane

Israel Knohl

Israel Knohl

Office hours: TBD
Weinstock Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies (fall 2017)
Yehezkel Kaufmann Professor of Bible (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Harvard - NELC 6 Divinity Ave., #302 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-9823

 

Israel Knohl is the Weinstock Visiting Professor of Jewish Studies for fall 2017.  Knohl is currently the Yehezkel… Read more about Israel Knohl

Nevenka Korica (Sullivan)

Nevenka Korica (Sullivan)

Senior Preceptor in Arabic on the Ali Abdul Rahman Alturki Endowment
Office hours: Mondays 1:00-2:30pm and Thursdays 9:30–11:00am, and by appointment
CMES 38 Kirkland St. #206 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-1002

Nevenka Korica Sullivan received her M.A. in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language from American University in Cairo.  Ms. Sullivan served as Director of… Read more about Nevenka Korica (Sullivan)

Justine Landau

Justine Landau

Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (on leave fall 2017)
Office hours: Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm, or by appointment
Harvard - NELC 6 Divinity Ave, #309 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-4654

Justine Landau’s research focuses on classical Persian literature and poetics. An alumna of the École Normale Supérieure of Fontenay/ Saint-Cloud, she… Read more about Justine Landau

Luke A. Leafgren

Luke A. Leafgren

Lecturer on Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Resident Dean of Mather House
Office hours: by appointment
Mather House Resident Dean's Office 10 Cowperthwaite Street Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-4829

After taking B.A. degrees in English and theology from Columbia University and the University of Oxford, Luke received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature… Read more about Luke A. Leafgren

Peter Machinist

Peter Machinist

Hancock Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental Languages
Office Hours: by appointment; machinis@fas.harvard.edu
6 Divinity Ave. #301 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-0333

Since 1992 Professor Machinist has been the Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages in the Deptartment of Near Eastern Languages and… Read more about Peter Machinist

Shady H. Nasser

Shady H. Nasser

Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Office hours: by appointment
Harvard Semitic Museum 6 Divinity Ave. #303 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-1006

 

Please join us in welcoming Professor Nasser to the NELC faculty. Starting in the fall semester 2016, Professor Nasser will teach Arabic literature… Read more about Shady H. Nasser

James R. Russell

James R. Russell

Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies

 

Effective July 2016, Professor Russell is no longer teaching courses or advising students in NELC. Please contact the department at 617-495-5757, or… Read more about James R. Russell

Richard James Saley

Richard James Saley

Lecturer on the Ancient Near East
Office hours: by appointment
6 Divinity Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138 office: Vanserg 131
p: 617-495-4239

Dr. Saley has been a member of the Harvard faculty since 1993, functioning as Lecturer both in NELC and in the Divinity School. He focuses primarily, but… Read more about Richard James Saley

Piotr Steinkeller

Piotr Steinkeller

Professor of Assyriology
Office hours: Tuesday 2-4pm, or by appointment
6 Divinity Ave. #103 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-0553

Before coming to teach at Harvard (in 1981), Professor Steinkeller pursued research at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. His scholarly… Read more about Piotr Steinkeller

David Stern

David Stern

Harry Starr Professor of Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature
on leave spring term 2017
Harvard - NELC 6 Divinity Ave., #209 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-3977

DAVID STERN is Harry Starr Professor of Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew Literature, with joint appointments in the Departments of… Read more about David Stern

Himmet Taskomur

Himmet Taskomur

Preceptor in Ottoman and Modern Turkish
CMES 38 Kirkland St. #211 Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-8568