Faculty

  • Marzia Balzani, Program Head, Anthropology; Research Professor of Anthropology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mb4412@nyu.edu
    Education: BA King’s College, London University; MSt (Master of Studies), DPhil University of Oxford

    Research Interests: ritual and kingship in northern India

  • Dawn Chatty, Visiting Professor of Anthropology Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: dc170
    Education: PhD University of California, Los Angeles

    Research Interests: displacement in Syria, resilience of refugee youth

  • Andrew J. Eisenberg, Assistant Professor of Music Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: aje2000@nyu.edu
    Education: BMus New York University; MA, PhD Columbia University

    Research Interests: African Studies, Anthropology, Arab Music Studies, Music

  • Deborah Kapchan, Professor Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: deborah.kapchan@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Ohio Unviersity, BA New York University

    Research Interests: North Africa, sound, narrative, translation theory, genre theory, ethnography, phenomenology and poe...

  • Aisha Khan, Associate Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ak105@nyu.edu
    Education: BA San Francisco State University; MA San Francisco State University; PhD City University of New Yor...

    Research Interests: race, religion, diaspora, identity, colonialism, postcolonialism, the carceral state, Atlantic World

  • Nathalie Peutz, Associate Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: npeutz@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Princeton University

    Research Interests: forced migration and displacement; mobility and immobility; conservation and development; identity a...

  • Jonathan Shannon, Program Head, Arab Crossroads; Visiting Professor of Anthropology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jhs7@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Stanford University; PhD CUNY

    Research Interests: Arab world; Mediterranean; Music; Arts; Aesthetics; Migration; Food