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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

ICS Faculty

islamic civilization and societies

ICS Administrators

Ali Banuazizi

Kathleen Bailey
Associate Director

Susan Leonard
Program Coordinator

Timothy McCranor
Special Assistant to the Associate Director  


Matt Sienkiewicz
Media Assistance; Global Television and Cinema; Middle Eastern Media Systems; Comedy Studies; International Public Sphere; New Media; and Journalism


Can Erbil
Economic Development, Econometrics

Fine Arts

Sheila Blair
Islamic Art, especially Iran and Central Asia; Art and Architecture under the Mongols; Calligraphy and Books

Jonathan Bloom
Islamic Art and Architecture; The History of Paper; Art in the Medieval Mediterranean World


Benjamin Braude
Race and the Construction of Collective Identities in the Middle East and Europe; Ottoman History; Jewish History

Prasannan Parthasarathi
Modern South Asian History; British Empire; Labor History; Economic History

Dana Sajdi
Pre-modern Middle Eastern History, especially Ottoman; Popular and Learned Literary Cultures; Historiography; Book History and Urban History


Ann Lucas
Ethnomusicology; Iranian folk music; the relationship between cultural upheaval and musical change over epochs

Political Science

Kathleen Bailey
Central Asian Politics; Russian Politics; Balkans

Ali Banuazizi
Middle Eastern Politics; Political Culture; Religion and Politics

Nasser Behnegar
Early, Modern, and Contemporary Political Theory; American Political Thought; Comparative Ideologies

Paul Christensen
Russian Politics; Social Movements; Globalization

David DiPasquale
The Intersection between Islamic Law and Political Thought; Political Philosophy of Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes  

Jonathan Laurence
Western European Politics

Peter Krause
International Security; Middle East Politics; Non-State Violence; Social Movements

Peter Skerry
Racial and Ethnic Politics; Immigration Policy

Romance Languages & Literatures

Elizabeth Goizueta
Literature; the Arts; History of Islamic Spain

Ourida Mostefai
Enlightenment Orientalism; Colonialism and Post-Colonialism; Citizenship and Naturalization; The Algerian War; North African Immigration in France; Berber Language and Culture

Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures

M. J. Connolly
Slavic Languages; Slavic Studies; Linguistics

Mariela Dakova
Slavic Studies; Balkan History and Culture; Linguistics; Bulgarian Language

Atef Ghobrial
Arabic Language

Franck Salameh
Near Eastern Studies; Arabic Language; History of Ideas, Languages, Literatures, and Intellectual History of the states of the Levant.

Cynthia Simmons
Slavic Studies; Slavic Women; Linguistics

Sassan Tabatabai
Persian Literature, Modern Persian (Farsi), Dari, Takjik


Eve Spangler
Inequality and Intersectionality; Classical Sociological Theory; Health, Human Rights and Social Justice in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Work Organization: Health and Safety in the Global Economy


Natana Delong-Bas

James Morris
Islamic Theology; Islamic Spirituality; Islamic Philosophy

Erik Owens