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Pamela 
Barmash​​

Professor of Hebrew Bible and Biblical Hebrew
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​Housni 
Bennis

​Senior Lecturer in Arabic Language
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​Nancy 
Berg

Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature
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Flora 
Cassen

Chair of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies
Associate Professor of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies and of History
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Martin Luther 
Chan

Lecturer in Hebrew
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Maxwell 
Greenberg

Friedman Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
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​Martin 
Jacobs

​Professor of Rabbinic Studies
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Meera 
Jain

Lecturer of Hindi
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Sara 
Jay

Lecturer in Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies
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​Hillel J.  
Kieval

Gloria M. Goldstein Professor of Jewish History and Thought, Professor of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies
Professor of History
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​Erin 
McGlothlin

Vice Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences
Interim Chair and Interim Director of Graduate Studies, German Professor of German and Jewish Studies
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​Aria  
Nakissa​

Director of Graduate Studies in Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies
​Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and Anthropology
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Elai 
Rettig

Israel Institute Teaching Fellow
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​Nancy 
Reynolds​

​Associate Professor of History, of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Affiliate), and of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies (Affiliate)
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Toqeer 
Shah

Lecturer of Urdu
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Eyal 
Tamir

Lecturer of Hebrew
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​Younasse 
Tarbouni

Teaching Professor of Arabic
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Madhavi 
Verma

Lecturer in Hindi Languages and Cultures
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​Anika 
Walke​

Georgie W. Lewis Career Development Professor
Associate Professor of History; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies; and of Global Studies
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David 
Warren

Postdoctoral Research Associate
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​Hayrettin 
Yücesoy

Director of Undergraduate Studies for Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies​
Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, History (Affiliate), and Global Studies Director of Undergraduate Studies for Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies Study Abroad Advisor for Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies