People

Faculty

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  • Director of the Iranian Studies Initiative
  • (805) 893-7136
  • HSSB 3047
Kevin Anderson
  • Professor
  • Social and Political Theory Sociology of the Modern Middle East and Iran
  • 805-893-3118
  • Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3131
Juan Campo
  • Associate Professor
  • FAX: 805-893-2059
  • HSSB 3054
  • Associate Professor

Russian and Soviet History, Modern Central Asia, Nations and Nationalism, Women and Gender

Aazam Feiz
  • Lecturer
John Foran
  • Professor of Sociology
  • Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3417
  • Professor
  • 805- 893-3467
  • HSSB 3257
Stephen Humphreys
  • Professor Emeritus
Mark
  • Distinguished Professor and the Kundan Kaur Kapany Endowed Chair

Modern Islamist Movements in Iran and other Middle Eastern and South Asian countries

John W.I. Lee
  • Professor

I currently chair the UCSB Ancient Mediterranean Studies Ph.D. Emphasis, and am co-organizer of the Ancient Borderlands Research Focus Group. Visit the AMS web site to learn more.

Scott Marcus
  • Professor

North Indian and Middle Eastern musics and performance practices, Arab music theory (maqam), North Indian folk music; tuning and temperament.

  • Music Building 1137
Dwight Reynolds
  • Professor
  • 805-893-7143
  • HSSB 3056
Adam Sabra
  • Professor

My teaching and research focus on the Middle East, especially Egypt, in the medieval and early modern periods. I am particularly interested in the social and cultural history of Cairo. Having previously studied the poor of medieval Cairo, I am currently working on aristocratic families in the period 1500 – 1800. Other areas of interest include legal history and Islamic mysticism.

  • Assistant Professor
  • 2020 Social Sciences & Media Studies (SSMS)
Sherene Seikaly
  • Associate Professor

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Iranian Studies Initiative Alumni

2016-2017

  • Amell, Ashley
  • Assadi, Sahand Mir
  • Bates, Kyle
  • Boudames, Tanios
  • Freedman, Evyn
  • Ganjali, Arian
  • Govargiz, Damoun
  • Hubert, Zhang
  • Johnson, Brittney
  • Kahsu, Rosalyn
  • Marty, Aysha
  • Mazdisnian, Neda
  • Napier, Jordyn
  • Nurafkan, Bashir
  • Woods, Mariah

2015-2016

  • Ganjali, Aria
  • Arzani, Ariana
  • Mahoney, Kaitlin
  • Hoang, Maria
  • Aoun, Michelle
  • Khashayar, Mozaffari
  • Mehrdad, Natasha
  • Enayat, Shirin

2014-2015

  • Van Noy, Nicole
  • Borhani, Ramin
  • Seyf, Sadaf
  • Baker, Sonia
  • Preea, Zareena