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NOHA RADWAN Associate Professor, Comparative Literature RESEARCH INTERESTS Middle Eastern literature in Arabic and Hebrew, postcolonial literature in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia

SUSAN GILSON MILLER Professor, History | 530-752-0656 RESEARCH INTERESTS Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Jews of the non-Western world, human rights and humanitarian relief SELECT COURSES TAUGHT Great Cities of the Middle East and South Asia The History of North Africa (The Maghrib): 1830 to the Present Antisemitism and Islamophobia Mediterranean Passages: Theory and Practice of a Regional History

SELECT COURSES TAUGHT Fairy Tales, Fables and Parables Major Books – The Modern Crisis SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Egyptian Colloquial Poetry and the Modern Arabic Canon (2012)

SUDIPTA SEN Professor, History | 530-752-3047


RESEARCH INTERESTS South Asia, British empire, law, environment

Berbers and Others: Beyond Tribe and Nation in the Maghrib (2010, co-editor); The Architecture and Memory of the Minority Quarter of the Muslim Mediterranean City (2010, co-editor); A History of Modern Morocco: 1830-2000 (2013)

SELECT COURSES TAUGHT History of Indian Civilization Medieval India Modern India

JOCELYN SHARLET Associate Professor, Comparative Literature RESEARCH INTERESTS Classical Arabic and Persian literature SELECT COURSES TAUGHT Shahnameh: Book of Kings Literatures of the Islamic World Major Works from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment Power and Desire in Persian Literature SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Patronage and Poetry in the Islamic World: Social Mobility and Status in the Medieval Middle East and Central Asia (2011)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Ganga: The Many Pasts of an Indian River; Distant Sovereignty: National Imperialism and the Origins of British-India (2002); Empire of Free Trade: The East India Company and the Making of the Colonial Marketplace (1998)

MAIRAJ U. SYED Assistant Professor, Religious Studies RESEARCH INTERESTS Islamic law; early Islamic history; Hadith literature; Islamic ethics; ethical theory; Islamic political thought; Islamic intellectual history; law and society; moral philosophy; social theory; gender SELECT COURSES TAUGHT The Qur’an and Its Interpreters Introduction to Islamic Thought Sex, Marriage and Divorce in Medieval and Modern Society Hadith Literature SELECTED PUBLICATIONS Coercion and Responsibility in Islam (2016)


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