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Core Faculty

FACULTY MEMBER CONTACT RESEARCH AREAS Office Hours
Stephen Katz
Professor, NELC
Chair
katzs@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3048
(812) 855-4744
Modern Hebrew Language and Literature; Fiction of S. Y. Agnon; American experience of Jews and Hebrew writers; Hebrew poetry
Asma Afsaruddin Professor, NELC aafsarud@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3041
(812) 856-7347
Pre-modern and modern Islamic religious and political thought; Quranic hermeneutics; Hadith criticism; Exegetical, legal, and ethical perspectives on jihad and martyrdom; Gender roles

Salman H. Al-Ani
Professor, NELC
Program Director of the Arabic Flagship Program

alani@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3053
(812) 855-8555
Arabic linguistics with a special emphasis on phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax

Iman Alramadan
Lecturer, NELC

imaalram@iu.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3071
(812) 856-9167
Teaching Arabic as a foreign language; Arabic grammar and morphology; Arabic literature; Language of Arabic science heritage; Medical terminology

Asaad Al-Saleh
Assistant Professor, NELC

alsaleha@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3054
(812) 856-9166
Modern Arabic literature and culture, comparative literature and cultural studies, Arab Spring, autobiography, literary theory
Daniel Caner
Associate Professor, NELC

Global and International Studies Building 1002
Late Roman/Early Church History; Classicism; Asceticism; Hagiography
Guadalupe González Diéguez
Assistant Professor, NELC

gonzguad@indiana.edu Global and International Studies Building 3045
(812) 855-4867

Medieval Jewish and Arabic Philosophy; Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah; Muslim Spain (al-Andalus); Golden Age of Hebrew Literature; Sephardic Culture; Spinoza

Zaineb Istrabadi
Senior Lecturer, NELC
zistraba@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3046
(812) 856-0372
Teaching Arabic as a Second Language; Interfaith dialogues; Community Outreach; Sufism

Aziza Khazzoom
Associate Professor, NELC, Director of Undergraduate Studies

khazzoom@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3049
(812) 855-4323
Israeli identity and multiculturalism; Stratification; Gender; Race/ethnicity/nation; Immigration
Nader Morkus
Assistant Professor, NELC
Director of Language Instruction
Academic Director of the Arabic Flagship Program
nmorkus@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3043
(812) 856-2400
Second Language Acquisition; Discourse Level Analysis of the Speech Act of Refusal in Egyptian Arabic; Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication
M. Nazif Shahrani
Professor, NELC
shahrani@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3036
(812) 855-4858
Cultural ecology of nomadic pastoralism; State and society; Islamic movements; Identity politics; Social change and modernization; Muslim family and gender dynamics in Soviet and post-Soviet Central Asia
Abdulkader Sinno
Associate Professor, NELC
asinno@indiana.edu
http://www.sinno.com
Woodburn Hall 323
(812) 855-5885
Civil wars; Ethnic strife and other Territorial conflicts; Muslims in Western Politics; Political Islam
Steve Vinson
Associate Professor, NELC
vinsons@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3051
(812) 856-6736
Ancient Egyptian language and literature; History of Graeco-Roman Egypt Ancient Egyptian transportation and trade, especially boats and ships

John Walbridge
Professor, NELC, Director of Graduate Studies

jwalbrid@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3042
(812) 855-8689
Islamic philosophy and Islamic intellectual history, emphasis on the cultural role of philosophy and science; Baha'i studies, Islamic Studies, Islamic History T 2-4 PM

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Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

FACULTY MEMBER CONTACT RESEARCH AREAS
Heather Akou
Adjunct Associate Professor
hakou@indiana.edu
Memorial Hall E230
(812) 855-5223
African (Somali) and Islamic dress; aesthetics; diaspora cultures; Islamic fashion; the role of textiles, dress and the body in religious practices
Devin DeWeese
Adjunct Associate Professor
deweese@indiana.edu
School of Global & International Studies 3030
(812) 855-2298
Islamic Central Asia, Soviet Central Asia, Sufism, Islamization, religions and Inner Asia, and Islamic hagiography
Jane Goodman
Adjunct Associate Professor
janegood@indiana.edu
800 E. Third Street
(812) 855-3232
Berber studies; Language, performance and identity; Textuality and discourse
John Hanson
Adjunct Associate Professor
jhhanson@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 731
(812) 855-5212
West African history; Muslim communities; Social/cultural history
Feisal A. R. Istrabadi
University Scholar in International Law and Diplomacy
fistraba@indiana.edu
Law School 243
(812) 856-2987
Constitutional Democracy; Iraqi politics; Processes of building legal and political institutions in countries in transition from dictatorship to democracy
Paul Losensky
Adjunct Associate Professor
plosensk@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 907
(812) 855-9665
Iranian Studies; Persian literature and literary history (in particular the literature of the 16th and 17th centuries in Iran); India; Central Asia; Literature, architecture, and topography; Sufism and literature; Comparative studies in the Baroque; Translation and translation studies
David McDonald
Adjunct Assistant Professor
davmcdon@indiana.edu
506 N. Fess, Room 105
(812) 855-4124
Israel/Palestine; Performance ethnography; Social theory; Ethnomusicological study of voilence and socio-cultural trauma.

Samuel Obeng
Director, African Studies Program
Professor, Linguistics

sobeng@indiana.edu
(812) 855-8199
African political and juridical discourse; African anthroponomy; language policy and language attitudes in Africa; pidgins and creoles; pragmatics of prosody; African languages documentation; evaluation and testing in African languages
Karen Rasler
Adjunct Professor
krasler@indiana.edu
Woodburn Hall 210
(812) 855-2027
International conflict and cooperation; Relative decline of world powers
Kaya Sahin
Adjunct Associate Professor
iksahin@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 814
(812) 856-0309
The institutional and ideological foundations of the Ottoman imperial praxis; Comparative studies of early modern Eurasian empires; Ottoman and modern Turkish historiography; Ottoman-Safavid rivalry; Inter-cultural and inter-religious exchanges in early modern Eurasia
Ruth M. Stone
Adjunct Professor
stone@indiana.edu
510 N. Fess, Room 100A
(812) 855-0398
Music as culture and performance; Theory of ethnomusicology

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Emeriti Faculty

FACULTY MEMBER CONTACT RESEARCH AREAS
Salih Altoma
Professor Emeritus, NELC
salih@indiana.edu
Arabic Linguistics; Teaching Arabic as a second language
Gustav Bayerle
Professor Emeritus, NELC
bayerle@indiana.edu
Sixteenth and seventeenth century Ottoman history; Hungarian history; Ottoman philology
Mark Day
Librarian Emeritus for Near Eastern, Islamic, and Central Eurasian Studies
marktday@gmail.com
Wells Library E960
(812) 855-9885
Ancient Near East; Islamic Civilization
Hasan El-Shamy
Professor Emeritus, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
elshamy@indiana.edu
506 N. Fess 101
(812) 855-4124
Folklore, folktale, ballad; Psychological approaches; Africa, the Middle East
Henry Glassie
Adjunct Professor Emeritus, NELC
504 N. Fess
Bloomington, IN 47408
Folk art and material culture; Historical approaches; the United States, Ireland, Turkey, Bangladesh
Eugene Kleinbauer
Professor Emeritus, NELC
kleinbau@indiana.edu
Fine Arts 413
(812) 855-9556
Early Christian, Byzantine, and Carolingian art and architecture
Consuelo López-Morillas
Adjunct Professor Emerita, NELC
lopez@indiana.edu
Ballantine Hall 871
(812) 855-1157
Hispano-Arabic language and literature; Aljamiado language and literature; History of the Spanish language; Peninsular dialectology; Romance linguistics
Christine Ogan
Affiliated Professor Emerita, NELC
ogan@indiana.edu
Ernie Pyle Hall 206a
(812) 855-1699
International communications; Information and communication technology; Social informatics; Middle East and Western Europe
Suzanne Stetkevych
Professor Emerita, NELC
stetkevy@indiana.edu
Classical Arabic Poetry; Ritual, performance, and Historicist approaches to the qasidah; Praise Poetry to the Prophet
Frances Trix
Professor Emerita, NELC
ftrix@indiana.edu

Islam in the Balkans; Discourse Analysis, Sufism, Disaster Studies, migration, gender

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NELC Librarian

FACULTY MEMBER CONTACT RESEARCH AREAS
Akram Khabibullaev
Librarian for Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Central Eurasian Studies
akkhabib@indiana.edu
Wells Library E960
(812) 855-9885
History of Medieval Arabic Literature and Islamic Civilization; Library and Information Science

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Staff

MAIN OFFICE NUMBER (812) 855-5993
STAFF MEMBER CONTACT QUESTIONS REGARDING
Connie Sue May
Program Specialist
csmay@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3073

Most requests will need to be submitted in writing. Please consider email as the first line of communication. We typically respond to inquiries within 2 business days.

Supervises NELC office staff, serves as the Chair's Assistant, responsibility for NELC accounts and payroll.; Serves as Scheduling Officer, facilitates guest speaker and Visiting Scholar visits. Serves as Data Supervisor for the Department. Responsible for NELC Human Resources operations. Coordinates faculty recruitment efforts and serves as the Department’s building representative.

Brandon Reams
Graduate Secretary

breams@iu.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3050A

Most requests will need to be submitted in writing. Please consider email as the first line of communication. We typically respond to inquiries within 2 business days.

Academic progress, admissions, applications

Will Smith
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
wsmithii@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 1028
(812) 855-2736
Undergraduate advising, Scheduling visits to campus for prospective students, Undergraduate degree requirements
NELC Office nelc@indiana.edu
Global and International Studies Building 3050
355 North Jordan Avenue
P: (812) 855-5993
F: (812) 855-8659
General inquiries about the Department

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