These faculty teach courses in the Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilization concentration. Links direct you to faculty profile pages in their home department.

Brett Wilson
Paula Cooey
  • Paula Cooey
  • (Retired) Margaret W. Harmon Professor, Religious Studies (Emeritus)
  • Focuses on Christianity and culture, theory of religion, and on conflict in the context of religious traditions and secularism
Mahnaz Kousha
Andrew Latham
  • Andrew Latham
  • Professor of Political Science
  • International relations; regional conflict and security; foreign policy; political thought
  • 651-696-6549
David Chioni Moore
  • David Chioni Moore
  • Associate Professor, International Studies and English
  • Literary interactions in the Black Atlantic world, notably Africa, the Caribbean, and African America; post-colonial and/as the post-Soviet; comparative literature; cultural theory; globalization.
  • 651-696-6242
J. Andrew Overman
Khaldoun Samman
  • Khaldoun Samman
  • Professor of Sociology
  • Focuses on world historical-comparative and urban sociology, globalization, sociology of religion, and modes of identities in the Middle East
  • 651-696-6845
Beth Severy-Hoven
Joëlle Vitiello
  • Joëlle Vitiello
  • Professor
  • Focuses on 20th-21st-century French and francophone literature and culture; Haitian literature and culture; French and Francophone Cinema; Postcolonial identities; Immigration; Violence in France and the francophone world.
  • 651-696-6412