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soheila1@gmail.com
Affiliated Associate Professor - L&L, Persian      

Areas of Specialization:

  • Literature of early Perso-Islamic world
  • Persian language
  • Historiography   

 

berik@economics.utah.edu                 
Affiliated Professor - Economics       

Areas of Specialization:

  • Development Economics 
  • Labor Economics,
  • Feminist Economics     

 

cagatay@economics.utah.edu
Affiliated Professor - Economics       

Areas of Specialization:

  • Development Economics
  • International Economics 
  • Gender Economics   

 

nathan.devir@utah.edu 
Affiliated Assistant Professor - L&L, Religious Studies
Director, Middle East Center  
    

Areas of Specialization:

  • Religious Studies
  • Jewish Civilization
  • African Studies

 

korkut@economics.utah.edu
Affiliated Professor - Economics     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Macroeconomics                         
  • Political Economy

 

caren.frost@socwk.utah.edu
Research Professor - Social Work
Director, Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration 

Areas of Specialization:

  • Refugee Women’s Health
  • Physical and Nutritional Fitness in Youth
  • Behavioral Aspects of Breast Cancer  

   

 

amos.guiora@law.utah.edu
Affiliated Professor (Lecturer) - Law    

Areas of Specialization:

  • Counterterrorism
  • Criminal Law   
  • International Law

 

robert.kagabo@hsc.utah.edu
Adjunct Instructor, Family and Preventive Medicine     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Public Helath 
  • Family Medicine 

 

dave.kieda@utah.edu
Affiliated Professor - Physics      

Areas of Specialization:

  • High Energy Astrophysics
  • Particle Astrophysics
  • Astronomy Astrophysics

  

 

sean.lawson@utah.edu
Affiliated Asoociate Professor - Communication     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Science and technology studies
  • Critical military, war, and security studies
  • Cybersecurity  

   

 

c.lippard@utah.edu
Affiliated Assistant Professor - Film & Media Arts     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Transnational cinematic identities
  • Middle Eastern cinema

   

 

steven.lobell@poli-sci.utah.edu
Affiliated Associate Professor - Political Science     

Areas of Specialization:

  • International security  
  • Foreign policy
  • Political economy

   

 

chibli.mallat@law.utah.edu
Affiliated Professor - Law     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Middle East Law 
  • Human Rights

   

 

kathleen.nicoll@gmail.com
Affiliated Assistant Professor - Geography     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Lands geomorphology
  • Archaeology

   

 

debra.penney@nurs.utah.edu
Affiliated Associate Professor - Nursing     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Public Health     
  • International Health
  • Women, refugees, health

    

 

s.safiullah@utah.edu
Affiliated Faculty     

Areas of Specialization:

  • History of Middle East 1798-1914   
  • Middle East since 1914  

   

 

sonia.salari@fcs.utah.edu
Affiliated Associate Professor - Family & Consumer Studies     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Aging services
  • Family violence 
  • Gerontology

   

 

m.shreiber@utah.edu    
Affiliated Associate Professor - English     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Poetics                   
  • Religious Studies
  • Jewish Studies

   

 

RSORKHABI@EGI.UTAH.EDU
Affiliated Research Professor - 
Energy & Geoscience Institute     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Oil in the Mid E & Central Asia
  • Petrophysics

  

 

elizabeth.tashjian@business.utah.edu       Affiliated Associate Professor - Finance   

Areas of Specialization:

  • Financial Distress
  • Security Contract Design

  

 

aster.tecle@socwk.utah.edu
Affiliated Assistant Professor, College of Social Work     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Forced Migration   
  • Global Justice
  • Refugees and Immigrants

   

 

Margaret.Toscano@utah.edu                      Affiliated Associate Professor -                    World Languages and Culture   

Areas of Specialization:

  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Myth & Religion
  • Mormon Feminism  

 

mruczek@aol.com
Affiliated Associate Professor (Lecturer) - Anthropology     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Intro to Middle East
  • Silk Road
  • Religion and Fashion in Mid East

   

 

hakan.yavuz@utah.edu
Affiliated Professor - Political Science     

Areas of Specialization:

  • Transnational Islamic networks         
  • Ethnic/religious conflict                  
  • Turkey & the Middle East 

 

Last Updated: 1/8/19