Faculty Profiles

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  • Olivier Bochet, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs; Program Head and Associate Professor of Economics; co-Principal Investigator, Center for Behavioral Institutional Design (C-BID) Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: ob16@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Brown University

    Research Interests: Incentives; Efficiency; Equity

  • Gwyneth Bravo, Assistant Professor of Music; Global Network 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...

  • 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...

  • Zaynab El Bernoussi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: zeb206@nyu.edu
    Education: BBA Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane; MiF IE Business School; MPA Columbia University; PhD Universit...

    Research Interests: Dignity Politics; International Relations; Sino-Arab Relations; Policy Analysis; International Devel...

  • 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...

  • Sehamuddin Galadari, Senior Vice Provost of Research; Managing Director, Research Institute; Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: shg3@nyu.edu
    Education: BSc. (Hons.) in Biochemistry, University of Southampton, UK; PhD. in Biochemistry, Imperial College,...

    Research Interests: Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology

  • Alexis Gambis, Assistant Professor of Biology, Film & 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: Visualization, Experimental, Evolutionary Developmental, Film

  • Joseph Gelfand, Associate Professor of Physics; Global Network Associate Professor of Physics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: jg168@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD and AM Astronomy, Harvard University

    Research Interests: Supernovae, Stars, Pulsar Wind Nebulae

  • Nancy W. Gleason, Associate Professor of Practice of Political Science; Director, Hilary Ballon Center for Teaching and Learning Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: NancyGleason@nyu.edu
    Education: BA, George Washington University; MSc London School of Economics; MA The Fletcher School, Tufts Univ...

    Research Interests: Industry 4.0; The Future of Work; Higher Education Learning; Pedagogy for the Fourth Industrial Revo...

  • 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...

  • Marwa Banna, Assistant Professor, Emerging Scholar Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: marwa.banna@nyu.edu
    Education: BA Lebanese University; MA Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée; PhD Université Paris-Est Marne-le-V...

  • Sreekumar Pankajakshan, Associate Lecturer of Chemistry Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: sp5802@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD Stuttgart University

    Research Interests: Chemical Synthesis, Catalysis, Chemistry Education

  • Fabio Piano, Joint Distinguished Professor, NYU Abu Dhabi-NYU New York; Professor of Biology and Director, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, NYU New York; NYU Abu Dhabi Provost, 2010-2020. Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: fabio.piano@nyu.edu
    Education: Laurea, University of Florence; B.A., M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., Biology, New York University; Post-Docto...

    Research Interests: Systems Biology; Reproduction, Development and Metabolism; Evolution; Chemical Genetics; C. elgans a...

  • 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

  • Hisham Sati, Associate Dean for Student Success and Curricular Affairs; Professor of Mathematics; Global Network Professor of Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: hsati@nyu.edu
    Education: BS American University of Beirut; PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Research Interests: Mathematical Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Differential Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Geometric an...

  • David Scicchitano, Professor of Biology Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
    Email: david.scicchitano@nyu.edu
    Education: PhD in physiology from the Pennsylvania State University, Milton S. Hershey College of Medicine; BA ...

    Research Interests: Molecular Biology, Genomic Maintenance Mechanics

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

  • 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.


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