Ongoing research in our department encompasses a multitude of disciplines including the cuneiform tablets of ancient Iraq, Islamic history and law, the archaeology of Southwest Asia, medieval Judeo-Arabic, biblical studies, religion in late antiquity, comparative linguistics, modern Egyptian history, medieval Arabic literature, and modern literature and film.
Current Research Projects:
- A Sacred and Sonorous Desert in Late Antiquity (Haines-Eitzen)
- Andalusi Moorings: Al-Andalus & Sefarad as Tropes of Muslim and Jewish Culture (Brann)
- Tidings from Sheba: Ancient Israel in Light of Evidence from Pre-Islamic Arabia (L. Monroe)
For more about faculty research interests, visit their faculty profiles.
Featured Faculty Research:
Deborah Starr, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies