Institute Director
Professor Christine Allison Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Ibrahim Ahmed Professor of Kurdish Studies, Director of the Centre for Kurdish Studies
Professor Robert Gleave Professor of Arabic Studies
Professor Timothy Insoll Al-Qasimi Professor of African and Islamic Archaeology
Professor Ian Netton Sharjah Professor of Islamic Studies
Professor Ilan Pappé Professor of History, Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies.
Professor Gareth Stansfield Al-Qasimi Professor of Gulf Studies
Associate Professors
Associate Professor William Gallois Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean History, Director of Research
Professor Jonathan Githens-Mazer Associate Professor in Ethno-Politics
Associate Professor Sajjad Rizvi Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History and Islamic Studies
Senior Lecturers
Dr Omar Ashour Senior Lecturer in Security Studies and Middle East Politics Director of Doctoral Studies
Dr Michael Axworthy Senior Lecturer
Dr Leonard Lewisohn Senior Lecturer, Iran Heritage Foundation Fellow in Persian and Sufi Literaure
Dr Clemence Scalbert-Yucel Senior Lecturer in Ethnopolitics
Dr Lise Storm Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics, Director of Education
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, College Director of Postgraduate Research
Dr Mustafa Baig Lecturer in Islamic Studies
Dr John P. Cooper Lecturer in Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture
Dr Eleanor Gao Lecturer in Middle Eastern Politics
Ms Wafa Iskander Lecturer in Arabic Language
Dr István Kristó-Nagy Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies
Mr Ali Mossadegh Lecturer in Persian Language
Dr Katie Natanel Lecturer in Gender Studies
Dr Burcu Ozturk Lecturer in Turkish Language
Dr Christina Phillips Lecturer in Arabic Literature and Media
Dr Tara Povey Lecturer
Ms Fatima Rawan Lecturer in Arabic Language
Dr Emily Selove Lecturer of medieval Arabic language and literature
Research Fellows
Dr Omar Anchassi Research Fellow - Understanding Shari'a Project
Dr Marc Jones Research Fellow in Gulf Studies
Dr Nadia Khalaf Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Alex Mallett Research Fellow in Christian-Muslim relations
Dr Abdelghani (Tayyeb) Mimouni Research Fellow in Islamic Studies
Dr Nadia Naser-Najjab Research Fellow in Palestine Studies
Dr Ross Porter Research Fellow
Dr Kelsey Shanks Research Fellow - ESRC Iraq Disputed Territories
Professional Services Staff
Tom Allen SSIS Student Recruitment Administrator
Kate Blackmore Projects Officer (Widening Participation and Pathways to Law)
Judith Breckell SSIS Administrator (Education & Workload Planning)
Mrs Nikki Clews Senior Administrator (Research)
Anna Hamilton Administrative & Project Assistant
Ms Zoë Humble ESRC Iraq Disputed Territories Research Project Administrator
Lizzie Hustwayte Academic Programme Support Manager
Leo Leandro Rodrigues Project and Web Development Manager (MESnet)
Eleanor Monger SSIS Student Recruitment Team Leader
Miss Julia Paci Employability and Outreach Manager
Emma Reeve Acting Head of Communications and Marketing
Sarah Roberts Administrator
James Smith Business Partner, International Partnerships
Jane Tanner Web Marketing Officer (Web Team)
Mrs Helen Walker Assistant Administrator (Research & Finance)
Mrs Melanie Williams PA to the Director
Professors Emeriti
Emeritus Professor Dionisius A. Agius FBA Al Qasimi Professor of Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture
Professor Rasheed El-Enany Professor Emeritus
Professor Richard Hitchcock Professor Emeritus
Professor Tim Niblock Professor Emeritus
Visiting Professors
Professor Said Faiq
Professor Gerd Nonneman Visiting Professor
Honorary Research Fellows
Dr Noor al-Qasimi 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
Dr Elaine M Goodwin Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Syahrul Hidayat Honorary Research Fellow
Professor Mohammed Ihsan Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Julian Jansen Van Rensburg Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Ghada Karmi Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Basoeki Koesasi Honorary Research Fellow
Mr Simon Laws Honorary Research Fellow
Mr Leslie McLoughlin Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Farah Mohammad Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Harriet Nash Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Firman Noor Honorary Research Fellow
Dr James Onley Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Francis Owtram Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Sophie Richter-Devroe Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Ash Rossiter Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi Honorary Research Fellow
Dr David Seddon Honorary Research Fellow
Mr Christopher Ward Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Norbert Weismann Honorary Research Fellow