Faculty

  • Laure Salma Assaf, Assistant Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies and Anthropology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: laure.assaf@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Paris Nanterre University

    Research Interests: Arabian Peninsula; United Arab Emirates; Youth; Migration; Hierarchies; Social change

  • Maya Kesrouany, Assistant Professor of Literature and Arab Crossroads Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mk5725@nyu.edu
    Education: BA American University of Beirut; MA American University of Beirut; PhD Emory University

    Research Interests: twentieth- and twenty-first century cultural production from the Middle East; translation theory; ...

  • Monica Marks, Assistant Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mlm27@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, Oxford University

    Research Interests: Contemporary Politics of the Middle East and North Africa; Religion & Politics; Secularism; Islamist...

  • Erin Pettigrew, Assistant Professor of History and Arab Crossroads Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: erin.pettigrew@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Hollins University; MA University of California Los Angeles; PhD Stanford University

    Research Interests: 19th and 20th century West Africa, histories of Islam, race, and healing

  • 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...

  • Maurice Pomerantz, Program Head of Arab Crossroads Studies; Associate Professor of Literature Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mp147@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, PhD University of Chicago

    Research Interests: Arabic literature

  • Jonathan Shannon, Associate Dean of Operations and Event Support; Program Head, Music; Visiting Professor of Anthropology Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: jhs7@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Stanford University; PhD CUNY

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

  • Justin Stearns, Associate Professor in Arab Crossroads Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jks8@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Dartmouth College; PhD Princeton University

    Research Interests: intersection of law, science, and theology in the pre-modern Muslim Middle East

Associated NYUAD Faculty

Faculty Title Program
Robert Allen Global Distinguished Professor of Economic History, Social Science Economics
May Al-Dabbagh Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Social Research and Public Policy
Georgi Derluguian
Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Social Research and Public Policy
Andrew J. Eisenberg Assistant Professor of Music Music
Tarek al-Ghoussein Arts Professor of Visual Arts Visual Arts
Dale Hudson Associate Teaching Professor of Film and New Media and Curator of Film and New Media Film and New Media
Philip Kennedy Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature
 
Masha Kirasirova
Assistant Professor of History History
Taneli Kukkonen
Interim Dean of Arts and Humanities, Professor of Philosophy Philosophy
Salwa Mikdadi Associate Professor Practice of Art History Art and Art History
John O'Brien Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Social Research and Public Policy
Zeynep Ozgen Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Social Research and Public Policy
Denise-Marie Teece Assistant Professor of Art History Art and Art History