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  • Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Professor of Visual Arts Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ta52@nyu.edu

    Research Interests: photography, self-portraiture

  • Muhamed Osman Al-Khalil, Associate Professor of Practice of Arabic Language Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: moa2@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Damascus (1993); MA Indana University of Pennsylvania (1998); PhD University of Ar...

    Research Interests: Arabic language computing, Arabic corpora, biography, language policy, and the interplay of the lite...

  • Awam Amkpa, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Program Head of Film and New Media, Professor of Drama, Social and Cultural Analysis Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: aa67@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile-Ife); MA Ahmadu Bello University (Zaria); PhD Bristol University

    Research Interests: modernisms in film and theater, postcolonial film and theater, Black Atlantic films and theater, vis...

  • Samuel Mark Anderson, Lecturer Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sma326@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Washington; MA New York University; PhD University of California Los Angeles

    Research Interests: visual ethnography; aesthetics; politics; performance; media; postcolonial theory; violence; war; hu...

  • Michael Ang, Assistant Professor of Practice of Interactive Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: michael.ang@nyu.edu
    Education: MPS New York University ITP; BASc Computer Engineering University of Waterloo

    Research Interests: Interactive Art; Physical Computing; Installations; Public Performance

  • Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: ka17@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, MA, PhD, Clare College, Cambridge University

  • Aikaterini Arfara, Assistant Professor of Theater, Performance Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: aa7716@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Athens University; MA Athens University; PhD Paris I – Panthéon/Sorbonne University

    Research Interests: public works; socially engaged art; installation; post-documentary theaters

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wendy Bednarz, Associate Arts Professor of Arts and New Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: wb41@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Stephens College MFA Film, New York University;

    Research Interests: filmmaking, photography, documentary

  • Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Professor of Arab Crossroads Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: zbd1@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, University of California, LA

    Research Interests: interaction between religions in world history, cultural exchanges

  • Muhammad Umair Bilal, Lecturer of Filmmaking Practice Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: umair.bilal@nyu.edu
    Education: MA Documentary Film Direction, University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest

    Research Interests: Documentary Film, Visual Anthropology, Cinematography

  • Joerg Blumtritt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Interactive Media, Creative Technologist Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: joerg.blumtritt@nyu.edu
    Education: Diplom Statistiker (Unversität München)

    Research Interests: Future of Media, Slow Media, Future Political Representation

  • Camilla Boisen, Lecturer of Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: cb3861@nyu.edu
    Education: BA History, University of Copenhagen; MA History, University of Copenhagen; MsEcon Political Theor...

    Research Interests: intellectual history of empire and political theory

  • Martin Bowen-Silva, Assistant Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mb5831@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, PhD École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

    Research Interests: communication and politics in the Atlantic World

  • Gwyneth Bravo, Assistant Professor of Music Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: gwyneth.bravo@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, PhD University of California, Los Angeles (Musicology); Fulbright Scholar Musicological Institut...

    Research Interests: Musicology; music and politics; nationalism; exile; German aesthetic theory; 20th-century German and...

  • Aysan Celik, Assistant Arts Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: akc256@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, University of California, Los Angeles; Professional Certificate, American Repertory Theater Inst...

    Research Interests: Shakespeare, devised work, documentary theater, comedy, classical texts, dance-theater, cross-gender...

  • Nkem Chukwumerije, Associate Instructor of Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: nkem.chuk@nyu.edu
    Education: BS Fashion Institute of Technology

    Research Interests: multilingual versus monolingual learning and their academic/extracurricular implications

  • Warren Churchill, Lecturer of Music; Coordinator of Musical Performance Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: warren.churchill@nyu.edu
    Education: BM Crane School of Music, SUNY; MA, EdM, EdD Teachers College, Columbia University

    Research Interests: childhood development, disability studies, music therapy, exceptionalities, inclusion, music philoso...

  • Kevin Coffey, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: kevin.coffey@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, University of Virginia; PhD, University of Michigan

    Research Interests: philosophy of physics, philosophy of science, philosophy of language

  • Scandar Copti, Associate Arts Professor of Film Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sac18@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

    Research Interests: filmmaking, documentary, short films

  • John Coughlin, Program Head, Legal Studies; Global Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Law Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: jjc17@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Niagara University; MA Columbia University; ThM Princeton Seminary; JD Harvard University Law Sch...

  • David Darts, Program Head, Art and Art History; Associate Professor Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: darts@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of British Columbia

    Research Interests: convergences between society, technology, and contemporary art and design

  • Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Visiting Assistant Professor Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: hdh216@nyu.edu
    Education: PHD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Research Interests: visual art, biotechnology, biopolitics, AI

  • Tishani Doshi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice, Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: tvd2@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Queens University; MA Johns Hopkins University

    Research Interests: contemporary poetry & dance

  • 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

  • Soha El Achi, Lecturer Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sea301@nyu.edu
    Education: BA American University of Beirut; MA American University of Beirut; PhD Georgetown University

    Research Interests: French colonial empire

  • Reindert Falkenburg, Special Academic Advisor; Visiting Professor of Early Modern Art and Culture Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: rlf9@nyu.edu

    Research Interests: visual arts, tensions and crises in late medieval and Renaissance art

  • Laila Familiar, Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: lailafamiliar@nyu.edu
    Education: MA The American University in Cairo; PhD Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Research Interests: Arabic Language Teachers Education, Curricular Design, Corpus Linguistics, Arabic Literacy, Language...

  • Jonny Farrow, Assistant Arts Professor in Visual Arts and Interactive Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jf613@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Troy University; MA The City College of New York (CUNY); MFA The School of the Art Institute of C...

    Research Interests: sculpture, hardware hacking, printmaking, sound art

  • Nelida Fuccaro, Professor of Middle Eastern History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: nf58@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, University of Durham(UK), Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

    Research Interests: history of the modern Middle East

  • Toral Gajarawala, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: tg38@nyu.edu

    Research Interests: theories of the novel and narrative, postcolonial studies, subaltern studies, the relationship betwe...

  • Carlos Guedes, Associate Professor of Music Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: cag204@nyu.edu
    Education: BM Polytechnic of Porto, School of Music and Performing Arts; MA, PhD New York University

    Research Interests: automatic music generation, interactive music systems

  • Paulo Lemos Horta, Associate Professor Of Literature Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: paulo.horta@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, University of Toronto; MA, Queen’s University; MA, BA, University of British Columbia, Canada.

    Research Interests: world literature

  • Dale Hudson, Associate Teaching Professor of Film and New Media and Curator of Film and New Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: dmh2018@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, Bucknell University; MA, New York University; PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Research Interests: postcolonial and transnational film and digital media; art, environmentalism, and globalization; fil...

  • Jenny Hung, Visiting Assistant Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jh4469@nyu.edu
    Education: Ph.D. Lingnan University, Ph.D. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Research Interests: Chinese Philosophy, Buddhism, Philosophy of Mind

  • Nasser Isleem, Senior Lecturer of Arabic Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: nasser.isleem@nyu.edu
    Education: teaching Arabic language, use of songs, proverbs, and other cultural expressions

  • Xiao Xiao Jiao, Senior Language Lecturer of East Asian Studies Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: xxj1@nyu.edu

    Research Interests: modern Chinese fiction, Chinese language pedagogy, cultural studies, modern and classical Chinese po...

  • Sabyn Javeri Jillani, Assistant Professor Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: sabyn.javeri@nyu.edu
    Education: MSt Oxford University, PhD Leicester University

    Research Interests: Postcolonial Feminism, Literature, Creative Writing

  • George Jose, Associate Professor of Anthropology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: gj29@nyu.edu
    Education: Joint PhD, National University of Singapore (NUS) and King’s College London (KCL)

    Research Interests: Urban Peripheries, Creative Cities

  • Sophia Kalantzakos, Global Distinguished Professor, Environmental Studies and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: sk1392@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Yale University; MA Columbia University, PhD University of the Peloponnese

    Research Interests: global environmental governance, resource competition, energy, China’s belt and road initiative, EU ...

  • 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...

  • Sohail Karmani, Senior Lecturer Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: msk15@nyu.edu
    Education: EdD University of Exeter; MA University of West London

    Research Interests: second language education, applied linguistics, photography

  • Amos Ezra Katz, Lecturer and Technical Manager of the Arts and Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: amos.katz@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Vassar College; MD University of Connecticut School of Medicine; MFA New York University Tisch Sc...

    Research Interests: Cinematography, education and film, documentary, screenwriting

  • Philip Kennedy, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Comparative Literature Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: pfk1@nyu.edu

  • 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; ...

  • Fiona Kidd, Assistant Professor of History and Art and Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: fjk3@nyu.edu
    Education: BA (Hons) University of Melbourne; PhD University of Sydney

    Research Interests: identity, images and the built environment, craft production, pre-Islamic Central Asian visual art

  • Masha Kirasirova, Assistant Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: masha.kirasirova@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Brown University; M.Phil., PhD New York University

    Research Interests: exchanges between Soviet Eurasia and the Middle East

  • Khulood Kittaneh, Arabic Language Instructor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: kk83@nyu.edu

  • Martin Klimke, Vice Provost for Academic Policies and Governance; Acting Program Head of Literature & Creative Writing; Associate Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: klimke@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, PhD University of Heidelberg

    Research Interests: intersections of political and cultural, diplomatic, and transnational history, 20th century US-Euro...

  • Sarah Fay Krom, Assistant Professor of Practice of Interactive Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sfk3@nyu.edu
    Education: BFA Carnegie Mellon University; MFA University of California, Santa Cruz

    Research Interests: interactive storytelling, computational cinema and character performance, procedural animation, visu...

  • Taneli Kukkonen, Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ktk4@nyu.edu
    Education: MTh, MA, and DTh, University of Helsinki

    Research Interests: classical Arabic philosophy, Aristotle, Plato

  • David Ludden, Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: del5@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, MA, PhD University of Pennsylvania

    Research Interests: World History, Afro-Eurasian History, Globalization, Capitalism, Inequality

  • Jill Magi, Associate Arts Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jill.magi@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, City College of the City University of New York; MFA, Goddard College

    Research Interests: poetry and poetics, experimental literature, handmade books, alternatives to mainstream publishing, ...

  • Sheetal Majithia, Assistant Professor of Literature Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sm188@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Cornell University

    Research Interests: theories of modernity, globalization, comparative post-colonial literature, film, feminist, gender a...

  • Abhishek Majumdar, Associate Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: abhishek.majumdar@nyu.edu
    Education: Bsc Delhi University, MBA National Institute of Technology Tiruchirapalli, two-year Lecoq based Thea...

  • Matteo Marciano, Assistant Professor of Practice of Music Technology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: matteo.marciano@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Business Administration Bachelor from L.U.M.S.A. University in Rome, MMB Master Degree in Music B...

    Research Interests: sound recording, music production, sound mixing, and music cognition

  • Salwa Mikdadi, Associate Professor Practice of Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sm5436@nyu.edu
    Education: BA American University of Beirut; MA J. F. Kennedy University

    Research Interests: history of modern and contemporary art in the Arab world

  • Phillip Mitsis, Alexander S. Onassis Professor of Hellenic Culture and Civilization Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: pm4@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Williams College; PhD Cornell University

    Research Interests: Greek and Roman drama, ancient philosophy

  • Vasilis W. Molos, Assistant Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: vwm202@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Toronto; MA York University; PhD New York University

    Research Interests: Greek history

  • Pedro Monaville, Assistant Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: pm1070@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Université de Liège; MA European University Institute; PhD University of Michigan

    Research Interests: modern Africa, decolonization, political imagination, youth movements, higher education, state viole...

  • Henriette Mueller, Visiting Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: henriette.mueller@nyu.edu
    Education: Dr., Humboldt University Berlin

    Research Interests: Political Leadership and Executive Politics; Gender and Leadership Studies; Comparative Politics and...

  • Piia Mustamaki, Lecturer of Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: pjm9@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Hunter College of CUNY; MA Bristol University; PhD Rutgers University

    Research Interests: travel narratives; gender, cultural and performance studies; Global South urbanism; cities as perfor...

  • Susan K Nash, Visiting Lecturer of Legal Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: skn322@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Southern California; MA & JD The George Washington University; LLM Queen Mary Unive...

    Research Interests: International legal ethics, particularly in the arena of arbitration

  • Ken Nielsen, Director of the Writing Center; Associate Director of the Writing Program; Senior Lecturer of Writing and Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: kn38@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Copenhagen; MA University of Copenhagen; PhD The Graduate Center, City University o...

    Research Interests: cultural construction and representation of the US and Scandinavia in intercultural performance

  • Robert Parthesius, Program Head, Heritage Studies; Associate Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: rp1768@nyu.edu
    Education: MA University of Amsterdam; PhD University of Amsterdam

    Research Interests: Heritage Studies , Maritime Archaeology

  • Cyrus R.K. Patell, Global Network Professor of Literature, NYUAD; Professor of English, NYU Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: cp1@nyu.edu
    Education: AB, AM, PhD in English and American Literature and Language, Harvard University

    Research Interests: theory and practice of cosmopolitanism, US novel from 1850 to the present, Global Shakespeare, liter...

  • Sarah Paul, Associate Dean for Research and Professional Development; Associate Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: skp5@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Carleton College; PhD Stanford University

    Research Interests: philosophy of action, philosophy of mind

  • Sandra Peters, Assistant Arts Professor of Arts Practice Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sp159@nyu.edu
    Education: BFA ("Vordiplom") Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden; MFA ("Diplom“) Hochschule für Bildende Kün...

    Research Interests: art in architecture, sculpture, installation, moving images, performance

  • 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

  • Goffredo Puccetti, Assistant Professor of Practice of Visual Arts Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: goffredo.puccetti@nyu.edu
    Education: Laurea cum Laude in Italian Literature and Art History from the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'; Gr...

    Research Interests: corporate identity, branding, visual communications

  • Matthew Quayle, Assistant Arts Professor of Music Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mq229@nyu.edu
    Education: BM Oberlin Conservatory; MM University of Cincinnati; PhD New York University (GSAS)

    Research Interests: music theory

  • Gabriel Rabin, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: gabriel.oak.rabin@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Columbia University; PhD University of California Los Angeles

    Research Interests: philosophy of mind, metaphysics

  • Nadine Roth, Assistant Teaching Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: nadine.roth@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Regina; MA University of Calgary; PhD University of Toronto

    Research Interests: pre- and post-war Europe

  • Robert Rowe, Affiliated Faculty Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: robert.rowe@nyu.edu
    Education: BM University of Wisconsin; MA University of Iowa; PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Laura Schneider, Lecturer of Visual Arts Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: lws228@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, Carleton College; MA in Art Ed, Steinhardt; MFA in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice; T...

    Research Interests: Memory and language construction; alternate histories and archival interventions; and feminism.

  • Joanna Settle, Program Head, Theater; Arts Professor of Theater Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: js10084@nyu.edu

  • John Sexton, President Emeritus of the University Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: js1@nyu.edu

  • 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

  • Surabhi Sharma, Assistant Professor of Practice Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ss12622@nyu.edu
    Education: BA St. Xaviers College, Mumbai; Film Direction at the Film and Television Institute of India

    Research Interests: Music, Migration in Cities, Labour and Globalisation, Gender and Health,

  • Aaron Sherwood, Program Head, Interactive Media; Assistant Arts Professor of Interactive Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sherwood@nyu.edu
    Education: Master's in Interactive Telecommunications, New York University (2014); BFA Jazz and Contemporary Mu...

    Research Interests: cause and effect represented as light and sound in art, interaction as a medium for artistic expres...

  • Michael Shiloh, Associate Professor of Practice of Interactive Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ms10632@nyu.edu
    Education: BS, University of California, Berkeley

    Research Interests: participatory installations, machine art, conceptual furniture

  • Charles Siebert, Professor of Practice of Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: cs4635@nyu.edu

  • Matthew Silverstein, Program Head, Philosophy; Associate Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: matthew.silverstein@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, Amherst College; BPhil, University of Oxford; PhD, University of Michigan

    Research Interests: foundations of ethics, normative ethics, the philosophy of action, political philosophy, early moder...

  • Robert P Stam, Professor Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: robert.stam@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, Indiana; PhD, California (Berkeley); Studied at Oxford, the Sorbonne, and Paris VIII (Vincennes)

  • 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

  • Gregor Stemmrich, Professor of Art and Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: gs148@nyu.edu
    Education: Staatsexamen (degree for teaching art); PhD Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Postdoctoral lecture qualificat...

    Research Interests: new technologies in contemporary art (film and video), media theory, history of exhibitions and art ...

  • Corinne Stokes, Lecturer of Arabic Language Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: corinne.stokes@nyu.edu
    Education: MA in Arabic Studies and PhD in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures from the University of Texas a...

    Research Interests: sung languages, ethnomusicology and urban music, sociolinguistics of performance, stylization and di...

  • Mark Swislocki, Program Head of History; Associate Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ms6027@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Reed College; MA, PhD Stanford University

    Research Interests: history of China

  • Miguel Syjuco, Assistant Professor of Practice, Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mas484@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Ateneo de Manila University; MFA Columbia University; PhD University of Adelaide

  • Denise-Marie Teece, Assistant Professor of Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: dmt230@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, PhD New York University

    Research Interests: art and architecture in the Islamic world

  • Deepak Unnikrishnan, Assistant Arts Professor of Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: du258@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Fairleigh Dickinson University; MA Fairleigh Dickinson University; MFA School of the Art Institut...

  • Cristina Vatulescu, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Russian and Slavic Studies Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: cristina.vatulescu@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Harvard; BA Harvard;

    Research Interests: comparative literature

  • Robert H Vorlicky, Affiliate faculty Associate Professor of Drama Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: rhv1@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, Ohio State University; MA, PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Research Interests: African and African American drama and performance; US Theatre and Theory, Colonial to Contemporary;...

  • Bryan Waterman, Associate Professor of Literature, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Development Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: bryan.waterman@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Boston University

    Research Interests: American literary history

  • Deborah Williams, Clinical Associate Professor at the Liberal Studies Program in New York Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: dlw7@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, MA, New York University; BA, Wheaton College

    Research Interests: 20th century American fiction, children's literature, feminist literary history

  • Marion Wrenn, Director of the Writing Program; Senior Lecturer of Writing and Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mw299@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD New York University

    Research Interests: journalism history, study of popular culture

  • David Wrisley, Associate Professor of Digital Humanities Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: djw12@nyu.edu
    Education: AB University of Chicago; MA/PhD Princeton University

    Research Interests: late medieval court culture, Mediterranean studies, multilingual corpora analysis, spatial humanitie...

  • Mahnaz Yousefzadeh, Affiliate Professor Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: my16@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD State University of New York, Binghamton

    Research Interests: Early Modern Mediterranean and Persianate worlds. Global art history. Aesthetics and Politics.

  • Alia Yunis, Visiting Associate Professor of Film and Heritage Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: alia.yunis@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Minnesota; MA American University; PhD University of Amsterdam

    Research Interests: Middle East & the Gulf; Film & Television; Literature; Heritage; Memory & Identity; Heritage, Food& ...

  • Shamoon Zamir, Associate Professor of Literature and Visual Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sz42@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, University of London; MA, Institute of United States and Latin American Studies, London; PhD, Un...

    Research Interests: literature, photography, intellectual history

  • William Zimmerle, Senior Lecturer, Arts and Humanities; Affiliated Faculty Member of the History Program Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: wgz1@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of Pennsylvania; MDiv Harvard University; BA Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham ...

    Research Interests: Anthropology, Writing, and Ethnography; Arabian Archaeology; Museum Studies; Religion and Ritual; Se...