Faculty in Related Fields

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Eva Bellin, Assistant Professor of Government (Ph.D. Princeton University, 1992)
Teaches courses on comparative politics of the Middle East and the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict. Before coming to Harvard, she was Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics and Middle Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.
Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Associate Professor of Medical Sociology at the Harvard Medical School (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1977).
Her interests lie in the areas of culture and healing in Middle Eastern societies and in women and health. She teaches "Gender and Culture in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies."
Richard Nelson Frye, Aga Khan Professor of Iranian-Emeritus Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1946).
Current research/area of concentration: Iranian philology, history of Iran and Central Asia before 1000. Area-related courses taught: State and Religion in Pre-Modern Iran, Sogdian, New Iranian Languages, Materials and Methods of Inner Asian and Altaic Studies.
Byron Good, Professor of Medical Anthropology at the Harvard Medical School and Lecturer in Anthropology (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1977).
He does research on medical and psychiatric anthropology, and teaches "Culture, Illness, and Healing: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Medicine in Society" and "Theory in Medical and Psychiatric Anthropology." He has worked in Turkey and Iran and is beginning research in Indonesia.
William A. Graham, Professor of the History of Religion and Islamic Studies and former Director of the Center (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1973).
He is on leave for '96-'97. He has also served as Chair of the Committee on Middle Eastern Studies and as Master of Currier House, Harvard College. His research interests include Islamic religion, early Islamic history and literature, and the comparative history of religion. Recently, he has taught courses on "Approaches to Islamic Studies," "The Religion and Culture of Islam," "The Qur'an," and "Introduction to the Hadith."
Ioli Kalavrezou, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine Art (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1977).
Recently, she has taught "The Art of the Court of Eastern Rome," "Illustrating Texts in Byzantium," and "Images of Rule."
Angeliki Laiou, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1966).
She focuses on Mediterranean Studies in the late Middle Ages and teaches "The Crusades" and "The Mediterranean in the Late Middle Ages, 12041500."
Susan Gilson Miller, Lecturer on Islamic Civilizations, (Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1976), Associate Director of CMES and Director of the Moroccan Studies Program.
Her research interests are Maghribi history, urban history, and travel literature. She teaches, "The Maghrib Through Texts and Contexts" and "The City in North African History."
Roy P. Mottahedeh, Professor of Islamic History and Gurney Professor of History (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1969).
Specializes in medieval Islamic history and Islamic religion and culture. A former Director of the Center, his current teaching includes "The Transmission of Traditional Learning in the Islamic World," "History of the Near East, 600-1055" and "History of the Near east 1055-1517."
E. Roger Owen, Director of CMES, A.J. Meyer Professor of Middle Eastern History (Ph.D. St. Antony's College, Oxford University, 1964).
Current research/area of concentration: Middle East political and socio-economic history. Recently he has taught "The Economic and Social History of the Middle East from 1945 to the Present," "Debates in the Political and Economic History of the Middle East: Seminar," and "Debates in the Political and Ideological History of the Middle East: Seminar."
James R. Russell, Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies (Ph.D. University of London, 1982).
His research interests include Armenian studies and pre-Islamic Iran, and he teaches Classical Armenian language and civilization courses through the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
Dani Rodrik, professor of international political economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government
Professor Rodrik's research covers international economics, economic development, and political economy.  He has published widely on issues related to trade policy and economic reform in developing economies.  He published the widely acclaimed Has Globalization Gone Too Far? in 1997. His most recent book is The New Global Economy and Developing Countries: Making Openness Work (Overseas Development Council, Washington DC, 1999).  His recent research is concerned with the consequences of international economic integration, the role of conflict-management institutions in determining economic performance, and the political economy of policy reform.
Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Professor of Music, Music Department (Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1977).
She teaches courses on the music of the Middle East. An ethnomusicologist, Shelemay is a specialist in Ethiopian and Syrian-Jewish music.
Frank Vogel, Assistant Professor of Law (J.D. The American University, 1975; Ph.D.-LL.M. Harvard University, 1993).
He hold the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Professorship in Islamic Legal Studies. He is also the Director of the Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School, and teaches courses on the Islamic legal system, comparative law in the Arab Middle East, and human rights and Islam. 

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