The Middle East Studies Program
at the University of Virginia



MESP Affiliated Faculty

Name Rank Department Email Phone Research/Teaching Areas
Patricia Wattenmaker Assoc. Prof. Anthropology paw3u@Virginia.EDU 924-7037 Archaeology
Dan Lefkowitz Asst. Prof. Anthropology Dl2h@virginia.edu 982-3093 linguistic anthropology
Hanan Sabea Asst. Prof. Anthropology/AMELC hs4b@Virginia.EDU 924-7058 Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Mohammed Sawaie Prof. AMELC ms@Virginia.EDU 924-7917 Arabic
Shawn T. Lyons Asst. Prof. AMELC stl8m@Virginia.EDU 924-3350 Uzbek
Hanna Maschler Lecturer AMELC hm6e@Virginia.EDU 924-1322 Hebrew
Zjaleh Hajibashi Lecturer AMELC zh2f@Virginia.EDU 924-4641 Persian
Amal Chagumoum Lecturer AMELC ac5rc@Virginia.EDU 982-2304 Arabic
Yasmeen Hanoosh Lecturer AMELC ysh4n@Virginia.EDU 924-6970 Arabic
Batya Omelinski Lecturer AMELC bo4n@Virginia.EDU 924-1322 Hebrew
Mehrangiz Kar Lecturer AMELC
924-4641 Persian
Farzaneh Milani Assoc. Prof. AMELC fmm2z@Virginia.EDU 982-2960 Persian
John Dobbins Prof. Art History jjd5t@Virginia.EDU 924-6128 Art history and Archaeology
Dan Ehnbom Assoc. Prof. Art History dje6r@Virginia.EDU 924-6130 Art history
Diane Hoffman Asst. Prof. Education dmh3a@Virginia.EDU 924-6349 Anthropology of Education
Kandioura Drame Assoc. Prof. French kd4j@Virginia.EDU 924-4634 Francophone African literature
Joseph Miller Prof. History jcm7a@Virginia.EDU 924-6395 Early Africa
Richard Barnett Assoc. Prof. History rbb@Virginia.EDU 924-6416 Medieval and Early Modern South Asia
Elizabeth Thompson Assoc. Prof. History eft3k@Virginia.EDU 924-6423 Modern Middle East History
William Quandt Prof. Politics wbq8f@Virginia.EDU 924-7896 Comparative Politics/International Relations
David Waldner Assoc. Prof. Politics daw4h@Virginia.EDU 924-6931 Comparative Politics
Robert Fatton Prof. Politics rf@Virginia.EDU 924-3663 Comparative Politics
Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton Asst. Prof. Religion chh3a@Virginia.EDU 924-6314 History of Religions
Peter Ochs Prof. Religion pwo3v@Virginia.EDU 924-6718 Jewish Philosophy/Comparative Religion
Abdulaziz Sachedina Prof. Religion aas@virginia.edu 924-6725 Islamic Studies
Robert Wilken Prof. Religion rlw2w@Virginia.EDU 924-6709 Christianity and Islam
Elizabeth Shanks Alexander Asst. Prof. Religion esa3p@Virginia.EDU 924-6648 Judaism
Asher Bieman Asst. Prof. Religion ab5j@Virginia.EDU 924-3643 Judaism
Vanessa L. Ochs Assoc. Prof. Religion vlo4n@Virginia.EDU 924-6722 Anthropology of Judaism
Natalie Kononenko Assoc. Prof. Slavic Languages and Cultures nkm@Virginia.EDU 924-3554 Turkish