- Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3131
Russian and Soviet History, Modern Central Asia, Nations and Nationalism, Women and Gender
- HSSB 4212
Modern Islamist Movements in Iran and other Middle Eastern and South Asian countries
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.
- HSSB 4210
North Indian and Middle Eastern musics and performance practices, Arab music theory (maqam), North Indian folk music; tuning and temperament.
- Music Building 1137
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.