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Southern California Directory of Middle East Scholars

Southern California has a large concentration of Middle East experts, living or working within a 100-mile radius of UCLA from Santa Barbara to Riverside to San Diego. They are listed below with their institutions and particular area of expertise.

Last Name First Name Institution Field
Abyaneh Parvin CSU Pomona Ethnic & Women's Studies
Afifi Abdelmonem UCLA Public Health
Aivazian Gia UCLA Library Science
Al-Qattan Najwa UCLA History
Apter Emily UCLA Comparative Literature
Aran Berge UCLA Architecture & Urban Design
Aroni Samuel UCLA Architecture & Urban
Astourian Stephan Independent History
Banani Amin UCLA Persian
Band Arnold UCLA Comparative Literature
Barnes Jack Independent History
Baron Laurie San Diego State University Jewish Studies
Behdad Ali UCLA Comparative Literature
Bierman Irene UCLA Islamic Art & Architecture
Binder Leonard UCLA Political Science
Bodrogligeti Andras UCLA Turkic & Iranian
Bouraad-Nash Marguerite UC Santa Barbara Political Science
Brand Laurie USC International Relations
Brown Robert UCLA Art History
Buccellati Giorgio UCLA Ancient Near East
Burns Robert UCLA History
Campo Juan UC Santa Barbara Religious Studies
Campo Magda UC Santa Barbara Religious Studies
Carter Elizabeth UCLA Archaeology
Castel de Oro Sylvian CSU Pomona Arabic
Chalala Elie Al Jadid Magazine Journalism
Chammou Eliezer UCLA Library Science
Cooperson Michael UCLA Arabic
Crecelius Daniel CSU Los Angeles History
Daneshvari Abbas CSU Los Angeles Art History
Davidson Herbert UCLA Hebrew, Jewish Studies
Dekmejian Richard USC Political Science
Der-Martirosian Claudia UCLA Socioloy, Public Policy
Downey Susan UCLA Art History
El Guindi Fadwa En Nil Research Anthropology, Film
Elias Hana Jermaq Productions Film
Ellenson David UCLA Jewish Studies
Englund Robert UCLA Ancient Near East History
Ezer Nancy UCLA Hebrew
Fishbein Michael UCLA Arabic
Foran John UC Santa Barbara Sociology
Friedland Roger UC Santa Barbara Sociology
Friedlander Jonathan UCLA Migration Studies, Photography & Media
Friedlander Saul UCLA History
Gabriel Teshome UCLA Film & Television
Galal Osman UCLA Public Health
Gallagher Nancy UC Santa Barbara History
Garr W. Randall UC Santa Barbara Religious Studies
Geary Patrick UCLA History
Gelvin James UCLA History
Gheissari Ali UC San Diego Sociology
Givoni Baruch UCLA Architecture & Urban Design
Gluck Sherna CSU Long Beach History
Green Jerrold Rand Corporation International Relations
Grossman Grace Cohen Skirball Cultural Center Jewish Art History
Gruenbaum Ellen CSU San Bernardino Anthropology
Hadda Janet UCLA Yiddish
Hagigi Latifeh UCLA Persian
Hakak Lev UCLA Hebrew
Hale Sondra UCLA Anthropology/Women's Studies
Hale Gerry UCLA Geography
Hanassab Shideh UCLA Education
Harris Brice Occidental College History
Harrison Gail UCLA Public Health
Hecht Richard UC Santa Barbara Religious Studies
Hermansen Marcia San Diego State University Religious Studies, Sufism
Hirsch David UCLA Middle East Bibliographer
Holdrege Barbara UC Santa Barbara Religious Studies
Holt Caroline UCLA Library Science
Hovannisian Richard UCLA History
Humphreys Stephen UC Santa Barbara History
Hussein Amir CSU Northridge Religious Studies
Ibrahim Mahmood CSU Pomona History
Jabra Nancy Loyola Marymount College Sociology
Jaeckel Ralph UCLA Turkish
Jairazbhoy Nazir UCLA Ethnomusicology
Juergensmeyer Mark UC Santa Barbara Sociology
Kayali Hasan UC San Diego History
Keddie Nikki UCLA History
Kenny Dallas Chapman University Library Sciences
Khalessi Yassin Independent Arabic
Khoury Nuha UC Santa Barbara Art History & Architecture
Komaroff Linda Los Angeles County Museum of Art Islamic Art
Kreckic Barisa UCLA History
Kuran Timur USC Economics
Levine Gene UCLA Sociology
Light Ivan UCLA Sociology
Loprieno Antonio UCLA Ancient Egypt
Mandel Joan Olive Branch Productions Film
Marashlian Levon Glendale College History
Marcus Scott UC Santa Barbara Music
Marsot Alain CSU Long Beach Political Science
Marsot Afaf UCLA History
Morony Michael UCLA History
Morris Mary World Affairs Council Business, Politics
Myers David UCLA History
Naficy Majid Independent Persian
Nasr Sey    
Olson Emilie Whittier College Anthropology
Ozler Sule UCLA Economics
Oztopcu Kurtulus UCLA Turkish
Panosian Claire UCLA Medicine
Peroomian Rubina Independent Armenian
Polz Daniel UCLA Archaeology & History
Poonawala Ismail UCLA Arabic, Islamics
Preziosi Donald UCLA Art History
Racy Ali Jihad UCLA Ethnomusicology
Rapp Claudia UCLA History
Rastegar Farshad Relief International Education
Reynolds Dwight UC Santa Barbara Religious Studies
Ritter Thomas UCLA Egyptology
Rorlich Ayse-Azade USC History
Sabagh Georges UCLA Sociology
Sabar Yona UCLA Hebrew
Sanasarian Eliz USC Political Science
Schmidt Hanns Peter UCLA Indo-European Studies
Schroeter Daniel UC Irvine History
Segert Stanislav UCLA North Western semitics
Shapira Nathan UCLA Design
Shaw Stanford UCLA History
Shaw-Kural Ezel CSU Northridge History
Soja Edward UCLA Urban Planning
Solingen Etel UC Irvine Politics
Spiegel Steven UCLA Political Science
Sprecher Devora UC Santa Barbara Germanic, Slavic, Semitic Studies
Thomas Christine UC Santa Barbara Religious Studies
Tohidi Nayereh CSU Northridge Women's Studies
Vatter Sherry CSU Long Beach History
Waldinger Roger UCLA Sociology
Wollen Peter UCLA Film & Television
Wolpert Stanley UCLA History
Yegul Fikret UC Santa Barbara Art History & Architecture
Zeitler Barbara UCLA Art History
Ziai Hossein UCLA Persian

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