Faculty & Staff

Islamic Studies faculty members are based in various departments in the humanities, social sciences and professional schools.

Please note that effective Fall 2015, the Islamic Studies program will be housed in the Near Eastern Languages & Cultures department.  All inquiries about admissions and program requirements should be directed to:

Isamara Ramirez, Student Affairs Officer

Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Humanities Building Suite 378A
Box 951511
Mailcode: 151105
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511

(310) 825-4165



Chair: Khaled M. Abou El Fadl, JD., PhD (Law)

Asli Ü. Bâli, JD, PhD, Law
Ali Behdad, PhD, Comparative Literature, English
Michael D. Cooperson, PhD, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Osman M. Galal, M.D., PhD, Community Health Sciences
Nile S. Green, PhD, History
Sondra Hale, PhD, Anthropology, Women’s Studies
Aamir R. Mufti, PhD, Comparative Literature
Allen F. Roberts, PhD,  World Arts and Cultures/Dance
Asma Sayeed, PhD Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Susan E. Slyomovics, PhD, Anthropology, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Dominic R. Thomas, PhD, Comparative Literature, French and Francophone Studies

 Affiliated Faculty