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  • Manal Mohamed Al Marzooqi, Lecturer of Arabic Language Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: manal.almarzooqi@nyu.edu
    Education: BA (Arabic Literature) College of Arabic and Islamic Studies; MA (Arabic Linguistics and Syntax) Col...

    Research Interests: Arabic Language, Classical Arabic, Linguistics, Syntax, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics.

  • Shaikha Rashid Al Mazrou, Assistant Arts Professor of Visual Arts Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: shaikha.almazrou@nyu.edu
    Education: MA Chelsea University of the Arts London

    Research Interests: Sculpture, Installation, Mixed Media, Materiality

  • Noura Al Obeidli, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Media Studies Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: noura.alobeidli@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of Westminster; MA Zayed University; BA Zayed University

    Research Interests: Feminism, Patriarchy, Media Studies, News Sociology, Gender Politics, Women Empowerment, Anthropolog...

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

    Research Interests: Arabic language computing, Arabic corpora, literary biography, literary archives, language policy, a...

  • Ghazi Faisal Al-Mulaifi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ghazi@nyu.edu
    Education: BA SUNY-Purchase College; MA New York University; PhD New York University

    Research Interests: Kuwaiti pearl-diving music; Global jazz; Music and sea trade in Indian Ocean; Aesthetics; Philosophy

  • Nawaf Dawood Alsulaim, Adjunct Lecturer of Legal Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: Nda2030@nyu.edu
    Education: LLB United Arab Emirates

    Research Interests: International Commercial Arbitration

  • Awam Amkpa, Dean of Arts and Humanities; 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, Associate Program Head, Interactive Media; 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

  • 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, Anthropology

  • Mitchell Atkinson III, Lecturer of Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ma7648@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Birkbeck College, University of London; MA Lancaster University; PhD Polish Academy of Sciences

    Research Interests: Social Theory; Phenomenology; Power; Alterity

  • Sun Hee Bae, Lecturer of Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: shb398@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Harvard University

  • 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, diasporic Islam in the UK and Pakistan

  • Domna Banakou, Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Interactive Media Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: domna.banakou@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc Ionian University; MSc University College London; PhD Universitat de Barcelona

    Research Interests: immersive virtual reality; embodiment; body ownership illusions; empathy; prosocial behavior; mental...

  • Jinan Bastaki, Associate Professor of Legal Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: j.bastaki@nyu.edu
    Education: LLB London School of Economics and Political Science; LLM University of California - Berkeley; PhD U...

    Research Interests: International Refugee Law; Migration; Citizenship

  • 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

  • Najwa Belkziz, Lecturer of Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: najwa.belkziz@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane; MA Columbia University; PhD University of Melbourne

    Research Interests: Historical Memory; Transitional Justice; Media; Refugees; Migration; Conflict; Peace Education; Kins...

  • 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

  • Camilla Boisen, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Planning; Senior 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, Program Head, History; Associate Professor of History and Arab Crossroads Studies; Global Network Associate Professor of History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mb5831@nyu.edu
    Education: MA, PhD École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

    Research Interests: Atlantic World; Latin America; Communication and Politics; Emotions; Global Political History

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

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

  • Carmen Bugan, Visiting Assistant Professor, Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: carmen.bugan@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; MA Lancaster University, UK; MSt Balliol College, Oxford Unive...

    Research Interests: Poetry and politics; poetry of witness; Cold War surveillance; Seamus Heaney; postwar East European ...

  • Aysan Celik, Associate Arts Professor of Theater 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...

  • Jing Chai, Program Head, Chinese Language; Affiliated Senior Language Lecturer of Chinese Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jing.chai@nyu.edu
    Education: BA East China Normal University, MA East China Normal University

    Research Interests: Chinese language pedagogy, language assessments, internet and technology-based language learning, co...

  • Satnam Singh Choongh, Clinical Professor of Legal Writing and Research Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ssc10097@nyu.edu
    Education: LLB (Warwick); DPhil (Oxon); Barrister-at-Law

    Research Interests: Planning and Environmental Law; Legal Writing and Research

  • Warren Churchill, Senior 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, Associate Professor of Philosophy; Global Network Associate 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

  • Manuel F Contreras, Visiting Lecturer of Film and New Media Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: mfc9983@nyu.edu
    Education: BA National University of Colombia; MA Docnomads; PhD Hungarian University of Fine Arts

    Research Interests: Visual representation in film, visual studies, documentary film history, film distribution and marke...

  • 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...

    Research Interests: comparative religion, theology, canon law, sharia law, Talmudic law, Hindu law, comparative law, jur...

  • Nadine Debbas Achkar, Visiting Professor of Practice of Legal Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: nd1617@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Georgetown University; JD Columbia University School of Law

    Research Interests: International Arbitration; Gender and Law

  • Rashmi Devi Sawhney, Associate Arts Professor of Film and New Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: rashmi.s@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Fergusson College, Pune; MA University of Limerick, Ireland; PhD University of Limerick, Ireland

    Research Interests: Cinema studies, visual arts, curatorial practice, indigenous film and media production, South Asia, ...

  • Erich E. Dietrich, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: erich.dietrich@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Carleton College; MA University of Wisconsin-Madison; PhD New York University

    Research Interests: International Higher Education

  • Vikram Divecha, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art and Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: vd2277@nyu.edu
    Education: MFA in Visual Art from Columbia University

  • Tishani Doshi, Visiting Associate 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, Program Head, Music; Associate Professor of Music; Global Network Associate Professor of Music Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: aje2000@nyu.edu
    Education: BMus New York University; MA, PhD Columbia University

    Research Interests: anthropology of music; anthropology of sound; African popular music; sound and space; ethnicity and ...

  • Omima El Araby, Senior Lecturer of Arabic Language Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: oe7@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Arabic Language and Literature, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; MA Teaching Foreign Languages...

    Research Interests: Arabic language and literature

  • Pavlos Eleftheriadis, Professor of Legal Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: pavlos.eleftheriadis@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Athens; LLM, PhD University of Cambridge

    Research Interests: Jurisprudence, rights, European Union, justice, climate change

  • Aude Epstein, Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ae88@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Sorbonne University ; MA Sciences Po Paris; PhD University of Nice Côte d'Azur

    Research Interests: Environmental law and Justice ; Business Law; Animal Welfare; Constitutional Litigation

  • Chinasa Ezugha, Assistant Arts Professor of Live Art/Art as Social Practice Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: chinasa.ezugha@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Fine Art Aberystwyth University; MA Goldsmiths University of London

    Research Interests: Voice, Identity and Culture, Glossolalia

  • Salha Reema Fadda, Adjunct Lecturer of Art and Art History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: reema.fadda@nyu.edu
    Education: MA Edinburgh University; MA School of Oriental and African Studies; DPhil Researcher University of O...

    Research Interests: Art History; Art and Politics of the Arab world; Cultural Politics

  • 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: Language Teachers Education, Instructional Coaching, Curricular Design, Corpus Linguistics, Arabic L...

  • Nelida Fuccaro, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies; 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...

  • Alexis Gambis, Assistant Arts Professor of Film and New Media Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: arg391@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Bard College; PhD The Rockefeller University; MFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts

    Research Interests: Animal Perspectives, Docu-Fiction, History of Science, Magical Realism, Science New Wave

  • Mary Syretha Gatchell, Visiting Lecturer of Music Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: msg2162@nyu.edu
    Education: Bachelor of Music New York University; Master of Music New York University

    Research Interests: Piano, voice, singer, oboe, composition, songwriting, Broadway, classical music, jazz, pop/rock, sou...

  • Terri Lynn Geis, Visiting Associate Arts Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: terri.geis@nyu.edu
    Education: BA St Andrews; MA Trinity College Dublin; PhD University of Essex

    Research Interests: Surrealism; Art of the Americas; Women Modernists

  • 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: analysis and preservation of music, automatic music generation, interactive music systems

  • Elizabeth Yoonjung Han, Adjunct Instructor of Music (Collaborative Pianist) Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: yjh1@nyu.edu
    Education: BM Seoul National University, South Korea; MM Seoul National University; Graduate Diploma New Englan...

    Research Interests: Music performance, collaboration with diverse artists and musicians

  • Nathalie Handal, Professor of Practice in Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: nh53@nyu.edu
    Education: MPHIL University of London; MFA Bennington College

    Research Interests: Global literature, poetry, flash, literary travel writing, translation, diasporic literatures, Medi...

  • Oren Hanner, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: oren.hanner@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, University of Hamburg

    Research Interests: Buddhist Philosophy (Indian and Tibetan); History of Indian Philosophy; Ethics; Action Theory

  • Angelyn Hilgendorf, Director and Senior Lecturer, Academic Enrichment Program Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ah133@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Tennessee; MAT Duke University

  • Paulo Lemos Horta, Associate Professor Of Literature; Global Network 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 Professor 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...

  • Adeel Hussain, Associate Professor of Legal Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: adeel.hussain@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of Cambridge

    Research Interests: Comparative Public Law; Jurisprudence; International Law; Legal and Political Theory; Global History

  • 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

  • Sabyn Javeri, Program Head, Undergraduate Writing; Senior Lecturer of Writing and Literature & Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sabyn.javeri@nyu.edu
    Education: MSt Oxford University, PhD Leicester University

    Research Interests: Postcolonial Feminism, South Asian Literature, Creative Writing

  • George Jose, Visiting 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 Abu Dhabi
    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 ...

  • Sohail Karmani, Senior Lecturer, Arts and Humanities 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

  • Amy Karoll, Visiting Lecturer Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: abk9282@nyu.edu
    Education: BS University of Wisconsin, La Crosse; MA University of Arkansas; PhD University of California, Los ...

  • Amos Ezra Katz, Senior Lecturer 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; ae...

  • Munira Khayyat, Clinical Associate Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: munira.khayyat@nyu.edu
    Education: BA American University of Beirut; MPhil Cambridge University; PhD Columbia University

    Research Interests: War, ecologies, resistance, Landscape, oil, theory from the south, ethnographic writing

  • Fiona Kidd, Co-Program Head, Art and Art History; Associate Professor of History and Art and Art History; Global Network Associate Professor in the Study of the Ancient World 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: Political and Cultural History of the Soviet Union, Colonialism/Anti-colonialism, Orientalism, Trans...

  • Suphan Kirmizialtin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: suphan@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of Texas, Austin

    Research Interests: Modern Middle East, Late Ottoman Empire, Gender Studies, Digital Humanities

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

  • Martin Klimke, Vice Provost; Associate Professor of History; Global Network 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...

  • Marwa Koheji, Visiting Assistant Professor Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: mk8874@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Research Interests: Arabian Peninsula; Bahrain, infrastructures, energy, cultural anthropology

  • Taneli Kukkonen, Professor of Philosophy; Global Network 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

  • Salila Kulshreshtha, Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Art and Art History Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: salila.kulshreshtha@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Lady Shri Ram College; MA Jawaharlal Nehru University; MPhil Jawaharlal Nehru University; PhD Jaw...

    Research Interests: Art and archaeology of South Asia, Religion in the Indian Ocean world, Museums and Heritage studies

  • Jonathan Kwan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jonathan.kwan@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Swarthmore College; PhD The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Research Interests: Social and political philosophy, environmental philosophy, decolonial philosophy, philosophy of race...

  • Eduardo Lage Otero, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish and Digital Humanities Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: eduardo.lageotero@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Santiago de Compostela; MA Washington University in St. Louis; PhD New York Univers...

    Research Interests: Hispanic Studies; Multimedia Learning; Language Policy

  • Jiani Lian, Visiting Senior Language Lecturer of Chinese Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: jnlian@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Beijing Language and Culture University; MA University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Research Interests: Chinese Language Pedagogy; Classical Chinese Language and Literature; Active Learning

  • Faustin Linyekula, Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Theater, Artist in Residence Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: faustin.l@nyu.edu

    Research Interests: Dance and theater making/ Poetry/ Arts, culture and politics in Africa and its diasporas

  • Alvaro Luna, Visiting Assistant Professor, Literature & Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: alvaro.luna@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of California, Santa Barbara

    Research Interests: Comparative Literature ; Literature of Migration and Diasporic Writing; Political Humanities ; Multi...

  • 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; Global Network 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, Program Head, Theater; Associate Arts Professor of Theater Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: abhishek.majumdar@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc Delhi University, MBA NIT Trichy, 2 Year Theater Program ( MFA equivalent) London International ...

    Research Interests: Political philosophy, dramaturgy, performance making , experimental film, opera, playwriting, direct...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Carol Martin, Professor of Drama Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: cm7@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

    Research Interests: Theatre about real events, memorial, memory, ghosts, staging spectators, house museums

  • Salwa Mikdadi, Professor of 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

  • Merritt Moore, Distinguished Artist in Residence, Adjunct Professor of Practice Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: merritt.moore@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Harvard College, PhD University of Oxford

    Research Interests: Robots, Quantum Physics, Dance

  • Henriette Mueller, Assistant Professor of Gender, Governance, and Society Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: henriette.mueller@nyu.edu
    Education: Dr., Humboldt University Berlin

    Research Interests: Multilevel Governance / EU Governance; Gender and Politics; Women and Leadership; Political Leadersh...

  • 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, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Practice of Legal Studies 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

  • Ram Natarajan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: vn327@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Johns Hopkins University; MA New York University; PhD New York University

    Research Interests: Violence; non-violence; memory; trauma; law; literature; translation; Argentina; India

  • Sara Niroobakhsh, Visiting Assistant Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sn2616@nyu.edu
    Education: MFA, Art and Technology Studies, School of Art Institute of Chicago

    Research Interests: Bio Art, Interactive Art, Performance Art, AR, VR

  • Bilal Orfali, Program Head, Arabic; Visiting Professor of Middle East and Arab Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: bo29@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Yale University

    Research Interests: Arabic and Islamic Studies, Literature, Philology

  • Susan Marie Ossman, Visiting Professor of Movements and Places, Movement and Cultural Practices Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: smo7149@nyu.edu
    Education: AB UC Berkeley, DEA U Paris VII, MA UC Berkeley, PhD UC Berkeley

    Research Interests: Mobility, subjectivity; globalization; gender; art and scholarship

  • Gregory Pardlo, Program Head, Literature and Creative Writing; Visiting Associate Professor of Practice in Literature & Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: pardlo@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Rutgers University-Camden; MFA-Poetry NYU; MFA-Nonfiction Columbia University

    Research Interests: Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Translation, African American Literature, Literary Criticism

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

    Research Interests: Heritage Studies, Maritime Archaeology

  • Sarah Paul, 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, Co-Program Head, Art and Art History; Associate Professor of Art and Art History 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, Associate Professor of History and Arab Crossroads Studies; Global Network Associate Professor of History 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 and Anthropology; Network Associate Professor of Anthropology 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, Senior Director NYUAD Institute, Professor of Literature and Arab Crossroads Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mp147@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, MA, and PhD University of Chicago

    Research Interests: Arabic literature

  • Goffredo Puccetti, Associate 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

  • Gabriel Rabin, Program Head, Philosophy; Associate Professor of Philosophy; Global Network Associate 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

  • Harshana Rambukwella, Visiting Professor, Literature and Creative Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: Harshana.Rambukwella@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Peradeniya, PhD The University of Hong Kong

    Research Interests: Literature, History, Nationalism, South Asia, Sociolonguistics

  • Aya Mohamed Salaheldin Riad, Visiting Assistant Professor of Interactive Media Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: aya.riad@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc American University in Cairo (AUC), MArch Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA),...

    Research Interests: Interactive design and architecture, emotive AI, affective computing, parametric architecture, botto...

  • Philip Rodenbough, Adjunct Instructor, Scientific Writing Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: philip.rodenbough@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD, MPhil., MA, Columbia University in the City of New York; BS, BA, University of Washington - Sea...

    Research Interests: Scientific Writing

  • 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, Professor of Music Technology Affiliation: NYU New York
    Email: rr6@nyu.edu
    Education: BM, Wisconsin; MA, Iowa; PhD, MIT

  • Soha Sarkis, 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, slavery, human trafficking, migrant crisis

  • Gunja SenGupta, Visiting Professor of History Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: gs2490@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, University of Bombay (India); PhD, Tulane University

    Research Interests: Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds; US and the World with special reference to slavery and freedom; US...

  • Joanna Settle, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Social Impact; 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, Adjunct 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, Program Head, Film and New Media; Associate Professor of Practice of Film and New Media 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,

  • Hanine Shehadeh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: hanine.shehadeh@nyu.edu
    Education: BA University of Amsterdam, MSc University of Amsterdam, MA Columbia University, PhD Columbia Univer...

    Research Interests: Settler-colonialism; religion; nationalism; Arab World; digital colonialism

  • Tina Sherwell, Director of Masters of Fine Arts in Art and Media; Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Art History Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: ts4591@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Goldsmiths College, University of London, PhD University of Kent at Canterbury

    Research Interests: identity; landscape; Arab art; Palestinian art; visual culture

  • Aaron Sherwood, Associate 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: Applied explorations of consciousness, cosmopoiesis, embodiment, entropy, and semiotics in multi-sen...

  • Michael Shiloh, Program Head, Interactive Media; 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, Associate Professor of Philosophy; Global Network 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...

  • Lee Gurdial Kaur Singh, Lecturer Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ls6195@nyu.edu
    Education: AB Mount Holyoke College; MHA University of Iowa; PhD University of California, Riverside

    Research Interests: Soviet history, cultural life in the Soviet Union; ballet history, critical dance studies, social hi...

  • Laila Soliman, Visiting Associate Arts Professor of Theater, Artist in Residence Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: ls6196@nyu.edu
    Education: BA American University in Cairo, MA Dasarts

    Research Interests: Socio-Political Theater; Post-Dramatic; Documentary Theater; Multi-disciplinary Contemporary Theater...

  • Alia Soliman, Lecturer-Visual and Cultural Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: as14775@nyu.edu
    Education: MA American University in Cairo, PhD University College London

    Research Interests: Decolonization of curricula, ekphrasis, museum studies, visual literacy, comparative literature, vis...

  • Wole Soyinka, Arts Professor of Theater Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ws2402@nyu.edu
    Education: BA English Literature, Leeds University; Honorary Doctorate of Letters, University of Cambridge

    Research Interests: Comparative Theatre Formation Across Cultures

  • Justin Stearns, Program Head, Arab Crossroads Studies; Professor of Arab Crossroads; Global Network 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, Senior 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: Arabic, Persian, and Turkish languages, linguistics, and pedagogy; music, popular culture, and socia...

  • Mark Swislocki, Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Development, Arts and Humanities; 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; Environmental History; Food Studies; Critical Animal Studies; Global History

  • Nimrah Syed, Visiting Lecturer of Interactive Media Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: nimrah.syed@nyu.edu
    Education: BDes PIFD; MDes OCAD University

    Research Interests: Alternative futures, discursive and speculative design, design research, collective imagination, par...

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

    Research Interests: n politics, history, inequality, cultural identity, literature, and formal experimentation

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

    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...

  • Daungyewa Utarasint, Visiting Assistant Professor Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: du9@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Thammasat University; MA George Mason University; PhD The Australian National University

    Research Interests: Political Violence, Voting Behavior, Gender and Violence, Southeast Asia Politics

  • Johannes Andreas Valentin, Visiting Professor of Arts and Humanities Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: jav4553@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Swarthmore College; MA Universidade Federal Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro; PhD Universidade Federal ...

    Research Interests: Photography; Art History; Cultural Studies

  • Madeleine Wolf, Visiting Assistant Professor of French Studies Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: mdw364@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Pomona College; AM Harvard University; PhD Harvard University

    Research Interests: French literature, culture, and film; 19th-century French studies; sound studies; violence; gender a...

  • Marion Wrenn, Executive Director of Writing; 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, 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, multilingual corpora analysis, European and Mediterranean Middle Ages, ...

  • 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, Professor of Literature and Art History; Global Network Professor of Literature and Art History 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 Arab Crossroads Studies Program and History Program Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: wgz1@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD University of Pennsylvania; MDiv Harvard University Divinity School; BA Fairleigh Dickinson Univ...

    Research Interests: Arabian Aromatics; Ancient World; Heritage Law and Policy; Near Eastern and Arabian Archaeology; Ass...

  • Özlem Özhabeş, Visiting Lecturer Affiliation: Visiting
    Email: zz10021@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Istanbul University; MA Middlesex University

    Research Interests: Theatre, acting, directing, voice work, translation