IAIS Staff

Staff office hours and research leave details can be found here.

Institute Director
Professor Gareth Stansfield Al-Qasimi Professor of Gulf Studies, Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Head of Department
Professor Sajjad Rizvi Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History, Head of Department
Professors
Professor Dionisius A. Agius FBA Al Qasimi Professor of Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture
Professor Robert Gleave Professor of Arabic Studies
Professor Ian Netton Sharjah Professor of Islamic Studies
Professor Ilan Pappé Professor of History, Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies.
Associate Professors
Professor Christine Allison Ibrahim Ahmed Professor of Kurdish Studies
Professor Jonathan Githens-Mazer Associate Professor
Senior Lecturers
Dr Omar Ashour Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics and Security Studies
Dr Michael Axworthy Senior Lecturer
Dr William Gallois Senior Lecturer in Modern Middle East History
Dr Leonard Lewisohn Senior Lecturer, Iran Heritage Foundation Fellow in Persian and Sufi Literaure
Dr James Onley Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern History
Dr Sophie Richter-Devroe Senior Lecturer in Gender and Middle East Studies
Dr Clemence Scalbert-Yucel Senior Lecturer in Ethnopolitics
Dr Lise Storm Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics
Dr Suha Taji-Farouki Senior Lecturer in Modern Islam
Dr Marc Valeri Senior Lecturer in Political Economy of the Middle East, Director - Centre for Gulf Studies
Lecturers
Dr John P. Cooper Lecturer in Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture
Dr Eleanor Gao Lecturer in Middle Eastern Politics
Ms Wafa Iskander Lecturer
Dr István Kristó-Nagy Lecturer in Arab & Islamic Studies
Mr Ali Mossadegh Lecturer
Dr Christina Phillips Lecturer in Arabic Literature and Media
Ms Fatima Rawan Lecturer
Research Fellows
Dr Mustafa Baig Research Fellow
Dr Alex Mallett Research Fellow
Dr Nadia Naser-Najjab Research Fellow
Support Staff
Tom Allen SSIS Student Recruitment Administrator
Judith Breckell SSIS Administrator (Education & Workload Planning)
Ms Jane Clark Research and Finance (IAIS)
Mrs Sarah Cook Administrator (Research)
Zoe Jennings PA to Director and Head of Dept
Lynda McGroggan Education Administrator
Eleanor Monger SSIS Student Recruitment Team Leader
Miss Julia Paci Employability and Outreach Manager
Emma Reeve Marketing Manager
Sarah Turner Alumni Officer (on maternity leave)
Rosalynd Wheeler Administrative Assistant
Librarian
Afzal Hasan Arab and Islamic Studies, Politics Subject Librarian
Professors Emeriti
Professor Rasheed El-Enany Professor Emeritus
Professor Richard Hitchcock Professor Emeritus
Professor Tim Niblock Professor Emeritus
Visiting Research Fellows
Dr Hossein Simaee
Visiting Professors
Professor Edmund Bosworth
Professor Said Faiq
Professor Gerd Nonneman Visiting Professor
Honorary Research Fellows
Dr Muayad Ahmed Shihab Al-Khshali Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Saad Abadulaziz Aloudah Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Sufyan Aabu Zayda Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Noor al-Qasimi Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Saud Al-Sarhan Honorary Research Fellow
Mr Paul Auchterlonie Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Jenny Balfour-Paul Honorary Research Fellow
Professor Herman Bell Professor, Senior Research Fellow
Dr Li Bingzhong Honorary Research Fellow
Mr John R. L. Carter Honorary Research Fellow
Ms Nur Cetinoglu Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Shaun Curtis Associate Fellow
Dr Uri Davis Honorary Research Fellows
Dr Pinar Dost-Niyego Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Elaine M Goodwin Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Syahrul Hidayat Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Lahay A Hussain Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Intan Syah Ichsan Honorary Research Fellow
Dr N Janardhan Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Julian Jansen Van Rensburg Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Ghada Karmi Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Basoeki Koesasi Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Fatemeh Kohan Honorary Research Fellow
Mr Leslie McLoughlin Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Harriet Nash Honorary Research Fellow
Miss Anastasia Nosova Associate Research Fellow
Dr Francis Owtram Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Rskal Salim Honorary Research Fellow
Dr David Seddon Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Jordi Tejel Honorary Research Fellow
Mr Christopher Ward Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Steven Wright Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Luciano Zaccara Honorary Research Fellow