The Catholic University of America

Participating Faculty

  • Jon W. Anderson, Ordinary Professor of Anthropology
    Social Anthropology; politics and religion in the Middle East; Islam in the Modern World; new media and information technology in the Muslim world
    Director and minor advisor
  • Sidney H, Griffith, S.T., Emeritus Professor of Semitics
    Arabic Christianity; Syriac monasticism; medieval Christian-Muslim encounters; ecumenical and interfaith dialogue
  • Therese-Anne Druart, Ordinary Professor of Philosophy
    Medieval Arabic philosophy, metaphysics and theology; Ibn Sina (Avicenna)
  • Wilhelmus Valkenberg, Ordinary Professor of Theology & Religious Studies  Christian-Muslim Dialog; "People of the Book;" tafsir, kalam, tasawwuf
  • Kemaleddin Tabine, Instructor
    Modern Standard Arabic
  • Shawqi Talia, Instructor
    Classical Arabic, translation, Arabic literature
  • Lev Weitz, Assistant Professor of History.
    Medieval Middle East, law and society, non-Muslims in Islamic societies.
  • Julia Lau Bertrand, Lecturer in Politics and PhD candidate at Georgetown, MA Security Studies Georgetown and LLB & LLM National University of Singapore, teaches
    POLI 327 - Nationalism & Islam: Post-Colonial Movements,
  • Feriha Perekli, Lecturer in Politics (PhD, Indiana University), MA International Relations Galatasaray University, teaches
    POLI 326 - Modern Politics of the Middle East,