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Middle Eastern & North African Studies Program


Meet the faculty of the Middle Eastern and North African Studies Program. To request a speaker, please contact the faculty member via email.

Todd French, PhD

Todd French, PhD

Assistant Professor of Religion / Director, Middle East and North African Studies

French House – Room 204

T. 407.646.2139

Courses: REL219: Islam: History & Beliefs.
Hannah Ewing, PhD

Hannah Ewing, PhD

Assistant Professor of History

Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 251

T. 407.646.2461

Courses: HIS130History of a City: Istanbul (was Constantinople); HIS374: Dark Ages? 300-800; HIS332: The Crusades; RCCOttoman History/Mysteries.
Yudit K. Greenberg, PhD

Yudit K. Greenberg, PhD

George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Professor of Religious Studies | Director of Jewish Studies Program

French House – Room 205

T. 407.646.2176

Courses: REL125: Hebrew Bible (Old Testament); REL217: Jewish Life and Thought; REL223: Contemporary Jewish Literature and Film; REL228: Women and Religion; REL304: Jerusalem.
Rachel Newcomb, PhD

Rachel Newcomb, PhD

Professor of Anthropology

Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 106

T. 407.691.1703

BA, Davidson College
MA, Johns Hopkins University
MA, PhD, Princeton University

Courses: ANT225Middle East Culture; ANT277: Women & Gender in MENA; ANT355Middle Eastern Film; ANT377Morocco: Culture and Society; ANT225Middle East Culture.

Eren Tatari, PhD

Eren Tatari, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science

Cornell Hall – Room 211

T. 407.646.2183

MA., PhD Indiana University
BA,  Franklin and Marshall College

Dr. Eren Tatari is an Associate Professor teaching courses on Comparative Politics, Middle East Politics, Research Methods, and Social Innovation. She specializes in ethnic and religious minorities in the U.S. and Western Europe, democratic theory and minority rights, and intersectionality. Her community and course work on Social Innovation focuses on food politics, sustainability & holistic living, permaculture design, and “Designing Your Life” workshops. Her recent publications include Surrendering to God: Understanding Islam in the Modern Age (Tughra Publications, 2012) and Muslims in British Local Government: Representing Minority Interests in Hackney, Newham, and Tower Hamlets (BRILL, 2014).