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Core Faculty

Farid Abdel-NourFarid Abdel-Nour, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Political Science
Phone: (619) 594-6244
Email: [email protected]
Office: NH 110

Areas of Specialization: Modern and Contemporary Political Thought and Israeli-Palestinian relations.


Mounah Abdel SamMounah Abdel Samadad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Public Administration
Email: [email protected]
Office: PSFA 157

Areas of Specialization: Comparative Public Administration, legislators, water scarcity, and Administrative Theory


Hisham FoadHisham Foad, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Advisor, CIAS and Associate Professor & Chair, Economics
Phone: (619) 594-8495
Email: [email protected]
Office: NH 311

Areas of Specialization: International finance; the economics of currency unions; economic integration and foreign investment in the Middle East and North Africa.


Amira JarmakaniAmira Jarmakani, Ph.D.
Professor, Women's Studies
Phone: (619) 594-6460
Email: [email protected]
Office: AL 311

Areas of Specialization: Arab American Studies; orientalist representations in the Americas; Arab feminisms; gender, war, and militarism and the Middle East.

Ranin KazemiRanin Kazemi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, History
Phone: (619) 594-1831
Email: [email protected]
Office: AL 515

Areas of Specialization: social, environmental, and economic history of the Middle East and North Africa


Ahmet KuruAhmet T. Kuru, Ph.D.

Director, CIAS and Professor, Political Science
Email: [email protected]
Office: NH 125

Areas of Specialization:
  Secularism and state-religion relations; Islam and politics; authoritarianism in the Muslim world.


Dris Soulaimani
Dris Soulaimani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
Phone: (619) 594-8820
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 220

Areas of Specialization: Discourse analysis, language ideologies, and language pedagogy.


Associated Faculty

Zamira Abman, Ph.D.
Lecturer, History and Director, Comparative International Studies Program
Phone: (619) 594-1654
Email: [email protected]
Office: AL 536

Anne Donadey, Ph.D.
Professor, European Studies
Phone: (619) 594-0815
Email: [email protected]
Office: SH 224E

Youniss el Cheddadi
Lecturer, Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
Phone: (619) 594-8800
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 203

Roberto D. Hernández, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chicana and Chicano Studies
Phone: (619) 594-4219
Email: [email protected]
Office: AL 388

Ghassan Zakaria
Lecturer, Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
Phone: (619) 594-8801
Email: [email protected]
Office: SHW 222


Faculty Emeriti

Ross E. Dunn, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, History
Email: [email protected]

Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Women's Studies
Email: [email protected]

Ghada Osman, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages
Email: [email protected]

In Memoriam

Khaleel Mohammed, PhD (1955-2022)
Former CIAS Director and Professor, Study of Religion
Donate to Professor Khaleel Mohammed Scholarship (for students pursuing a degree in the Study of Religion OR Islamic and Arabic Studies)