Faculty and Lecturers

Peter Machinist

Peter Machinist

Hancock Research Professor of Hebrew and other Oriental Languages

Since 1992 Professor Machinist has been the Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages in the Deptartment 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 Semitic Museum

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: Tues 2:00PM – 3:00PM or by 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: On Leave Fall 2021
Piotr Steinkeller

Piotr Steinkeller

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
Malika Zeghal

Malika Zeghal

Director of Graduate Studies
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life

Malika Zeghal is the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and...

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Study of Religion
Barker Center 411
12 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-384-8432
Office Hours: Office hours vary; see link. Generally Mon 5:00-6:00PM or by appointment