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

  • Nora Barakat, Assistant Professor of History, Arab Crossroads Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: neb3@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Brandeis University; MA Columbia University; PhD University of California, Berkeley

    Research Interests: Ottoman Empire, modern Middle East history

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

    Research Interests: modern Arabic literature and culture

  • 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, Associate Professor of Literature Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mp147@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, PhD University of Chicago

    Research Interests: Arabic literature

  • 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