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Institute Director
Professor Christine Robins (formerly Allison) Director of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Ibrahim Ahmed Professor of Kurdish Studies, Director of the Centre for Kurdish Studies
Academic Staff
Emeritus Professor Dionisius A. Agius FBA Al Qasimi Professor of Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture
Dr Omar Ashour Senior Lecturer in Security Studies and Middle East Politics Director of Doctoral Studies
Dr Michael Axworthy Senior Lecturer
Dr Mustafa Baig Lecturer in Islamic Studies
Dr Billie Jeanne Brownlee Lecturer in Middle East Politics
Dr John P. Cooper Senior Lecturer in Arabic Studies and Islamic Material Culture
Emeritus Professor Rasheed El-Enany Professor Emeritus
Associate Professor William Gallois Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean History, Director of Research
Dr Eleanor Gao Lecturer in Middle Eastern Politics
Associate Professor Jonathan Githens-Mazer Associate Professor in Ethno-Politics
Professor Robert Gleave Professor of Arabic Studies
Emeritus Professor Richard Hitchcock Professor Emeritus
Professor Timothy Insoll Al-Qasimi Professor of African and Islamic Archaeology
Ms Wafa Iskander Lecturer in Arabic Language
Dr Marc Jones Lecturer in History of the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula
Dr István Kristó-Nagy Lecturer in Arabic and Islamic Studies
Dr Leonard Lewisohn Senior Lecturer, Iran Heritage Foundation Fellow in Persian and Sufi Literaure
Mr Ali Mossadegh Lecturer in Persian Language
Dr Katie Natanel Lecturer in Gender Studies
Emeritus Professor Ian Netton Professor Emeritus
Emeritus Professor Tim Niblock Professor Emeritus
Ms Abla Oudeh Mahmoud Lecturer
Dr Burcu Ozturk Lecturer in Turkish Language
Professor Ilan Pappé Professor of History, Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies.
Dr Christina Phillips Senior Lecturer in Arabic Literature and Media
Ms Fatima Rawan Lecturer in Arabic Language
Associate Professor Sajjad Rizvi Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History and Islamic Studies
Dr Clemence Scalbert-Yucel Senior Lecturer in Ethnopolitics
Dr Emily Selove Lecturer of Medieval Arabic Language and Literature
Professor Gareth Stansfield Al-Qasimi Professor of Gulf Studies
Dr Lise Storm Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics, Director of Education
Dr Suha Taji-Farouki Senior Lecturer in Modern Islam
Associate Professor Marc Valeri Associate Professor in Political Economy of the Middle East, Director - Centre for Gulf Studies, College Director of Postgraduate Research
Research Staff
Dr Omar Anchassi Research Fellow - Understanding Shari'a Project
Dr Claire Beaugrand Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Paul Gledhill Research Fellow on LAWALISI Project
Dr Wissam Halawi Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Nadia Khalaf Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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)
Mrs Nikki Clews IAIS Manager
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 Student Recruitment and Admissions Manager
Pam Navran Research Project Administrator
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)
Visiting Professors
Professor Said Faiq Visiting Professor
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 Farangis Ghaderi 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 Ghassan Khatib 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 Kawa Morad Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Harriet Nash Honorary Research Fellow
Dr James Onley Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Francis Owtram Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Sophie Richter-Devroe 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