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

Eren Tatari, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science | Director, Middle East and North African Studies
Cornell Social Sciences Building - Room 236
T. 407.646.2183

PhD Indiana University
MA Purdue University
BA Franklin and Marshall College

Courses: POL304Middle East Politics; POL306: Muslims in Western Politics; POL307: Islam and Politics

Rachel Newcomb, PhD
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Cornell Social Sciences Building – Room 106
T. 407.691.1703
Visit Website

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

Hilary Cooperman, Ph.D.
Performance Theory and Practice
Annie Russell Theater
T. 407.646.2555
Courses: rFLA-MM100Tupac of Arabia: Rap and Revolution in MENA (Performance and Culture of Middle East); rFLA-MM150: Performing Iraeli/Palestinian Conflict; rFLA-MM200: Peacebuilding Through Theatre
Arig Wageeh Elhamouly, MA
Arabic Instructor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
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
Todd French, PhD
Assistant Professor of Religion
French House – Room 204
T. 407.646.2139
Courses: REL219: Islam: History & Beliefs
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
Idit Lotringer
Hebrew Instructor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Courses: HBR202: Hebrew 101; HBR102: Hebrew 102; HBR201: Hebrew 201
Jason Schroepfer
Arabic Instructor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Courses: ARA101: Arabic 101; ARA102: Arabic 102; ARA201: Arabic 201; ARA202Arabic 202

Middle Eastern & North African Studies Program
Rollins College
Eren Tatari, Program Director
Cornell Hall — Room 120
T. 407.646.2183