Faculty and Lecturers

Peter Machinist

Peter Machinist

Hancock Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental Languages (Emeritus)

Since 1992 Professor Machinist has been the Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and...

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Harvard – NELC
6 Divinity Ave, #301
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-0333
Office Hours: By appointment
Peter Der Manuelian

Peter Der Manuelian

Barbara Bell Professor of Egyptology; Director of the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

Peter Der Manuelian grew up locally but somehow escaped speaking with a Boston accent. He joined both the NELC and Anthropology Departments in 2010, after...

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Harvard – NELC
6 Divinity Ave, #208
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-8558
Office Hours: Office hours via Zoom waiting room: Mondays 7 PM - 8 PM; Wednesday 4 PM - 5 PM; or by Zoom appointment
Shady H. Nasser

Shady H. Nasser

Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Professor Nasser teaches Arabic literature and Islamic Civilizations courses. His previous posting was as a University Lecturer in Classical Arabic...

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Harvard – NELC
6 Divinity Ave, #303
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-1006
Office Hours: Wednesdays 3PM - 5PM
Piotr Steinkeller

Piotr Steinkeller

Research Professor of Assyriology

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

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Harvard – NELC
6 Divinity Ave, #103
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-0553
Office Hours: Thursdays, 3:00pm - 5:00pm or By Appointment
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David Stern

Harry Starr Professor of Classical and Modern Jewish and Hebrew Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature
Director of the Center for Jewish Studies

Research Fields: Classical and Modern Hebrew Literature; History of Biblical Interpretation, Jewish and Christian; Intersection of...

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Harvard - NELC
6 Divinity Ave, #209
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-3977
Office Hours: By appointment
Himmet Taskomur

Himmet Taskomur

Senior Preceptor in Ottoman and Modern Turkish
CMES
38 Kirkland St. #211
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-8568
Office Hours: Thursdays, 3:00pm - 5:00pm or By Appointment
Nader Uthman

Nader Uthman

Senior Preceptor in Arabic
Director of the Modern Language Programs

At NELC, I teach courses in Arabic and direct the Modern Language Programs, where I work with colleagues teaching Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Persian,...

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Harvard - CMES
38 Kirkland St., #302
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-4078