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Faculty-MapThe Institute has 31 faculty affiliates in 11 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.  This makes SMSC one of the largest institutes involved in the study of Islam in the United States. The geographic range and diversity of disciplines found in the faculty associates in SMSC is unparalleled elsewhere with very few U.S. institutions covering so wide a range.  SMSC faculty associates are also top practitioners of their fields, earning numerous awards and levels of distinction as well as making major contributions inside and outside the university.

SMSC acts primarily as a facilitating body, seeking to assist departments in the hiring of quality faculty and the development of relevant curricula. It also acts as a coordinating body to join together mutually beneficial projects.


Kecia Ali
Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Betty S. Anderson
Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Thomas J. Barfield
Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences; President, American Institute of Afghanistan Studies

Cynthia Becker
Associate Professor of Art History, College of Arts and Sciences

Kheiredinne Bekkai
Senior Lecturer in Arabic, World Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences

Houchang E. Chehabi
Professor of International Relations and History, Pardee School of Global Studies

Andre de Quadros
Professor of Music, College of Fine Arts

Olga M. Davidson
Researcher, Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations

Emine Fetvaci
Associate Professor of Art History, College of Arts and Sciences

Erik Goldstein
Chair and Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies

Shahla Haeri
Founder, Women’s Studies Program; Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Robert Hefner
Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Giselle Khoury
Head of Arabic Language Program, World Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences

Nazli Kibria
Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Frank Korom
Professor of Religion and Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Lance Laird
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine

Margaret Litvin
Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, World Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences

Diana Lobel
Associate Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Noora Lori
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies

Christina Luke
Senior Lecturer of Archaeology, College of Arts and Sciences

Jeremy Menchik
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies

Roberta Micallef
Associate Professor of the Practice of Turkish, World Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences

Luluah Mustafa
Senior Lecturer in Arabic, World Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences

Fallou Ngom
Associate Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Teena Purohit
Assistant Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Pregill
Interlocutor, Mizan Digital Initiative

Wilfrid Rollman
Lecturer in International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies; Fellow, Center for International Relations

C.H. Roosevelt
Associate Professor of Archaeology, Central Lydia Archaeological Survey

Sunil Sharma
Professor of Persian and Comparative Literature, World Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences

Nancy Smith-Hefner
Associate Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Sassan Tabatabai
Senior Lecturer, Core Curriculum, Head of Persian Language Program, World Languages and Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences

Diana Wylie
Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Zank
Professor of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences

 

Faculty Emeritus

Fredrik Barth
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Irene L. Gendzier
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

Thomas F. Glick
Director, Institute for Medieval History; Professor of History and Geography, College of Arts and Sciences

Charles Lindholm
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

Herbert W. Mason
Professor Emeritus of Religion and History, College of Arts and Sciences

Augustus Richard Norton
Professor of International Relations and Anthropology, Pardee School of Global Studies

Merlin Swartz
Professor Emeritus of Religion, College of Arts and Sciences