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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


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Administrative Staff and Library Staff are listed separately. 

Heads of Department

Middle Eastern Studies

Professor in the History and Culture of the Maghrib


East Asian Studies

Keidanren Professor of Japanese Studies


Teaching & Research Staff

Dr Menna Abukhadra
Israel Institute Post-doctoral Fellow, hosted in this Faculty
Professor Mikael Adolphson
Keidanren Professor of Japanese Studies
Dr Paul Anderson
University Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies, Assistant Director, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies
Dr Assef Ashraf
Lecturer in Eastern Islamic Lands and the Persian-speaking world
Dr Naures Atto
Senior Research Associate, Principal Investigator in the Horizon 2020 project 'RESPOND: Multilevel Governance of Migration in Europe and Beyond'
Professor Amira K Bennison
Professor in the History and Culture of the Maghrib
Mrs Toshimi Boulding
Language Teacher in Japanese
Dr Ivri Bunis
Research Associate
Dr Adam Yuet Chau
University Senior Lecturer in the Anthropology of Modern China
Dr Arthur D Dudney
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Mrs Farida El Keiy
Language Teaching Officer in Arabic , Year Abroad Arabic Coordinator
Professor Khaled Fahmy
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies
Dr Imre Galambos
Reader in Chinese
Dr Mahbod Ghaffari
Associate in Persian Language and Culture
Dr Yanyu Guo
Research Associate
Dr Rachael Harris
Senior Language Teaching Officer in Arabic
Dr Shai Heijmans
AHRC Research Associate in Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew
Ms Shen-Hsing Hong
Teaching Associate in Chinese
Dr Aaron D. Hornkohl
Language Teaching Officer in Hebrew
Dr Heather Inwood
University Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture
Dr Benjamin Kantor
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Dr Miki Kawabata
Senior Language Teaching Officer in Japanese
Dr Saussan Khalil
Senior Language Teaching Officer in Arabic
Professor Geoffrey Khan
Regius Professor of Hebrew
Mr Aishwarj Kumar
Language Teaching Officer in Hindi
Professor Barak Kushner
Professor of East Asian History
Dr Andrew Marsham
Reader in Classical Arabic Studies
Professor Charles Melville
Emeritus Professor of Persian History, President, The Islamic Manuscript Association, Vice-President, British Institute of Persian Studies, Director, Shahnama Project
Dr Nathaniel Miller
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Dr Elizabeth Monier
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Professor James Montgomery
Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic
Dr Laura Moretti
Senior Lecturer in Pre-Modern Japanese Studies
Dr John Nilsson-Wright
University Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Politics and International Relations
Dr Patrick O'Hare
Research Associate (from Michaelmas 2019)
Dr Charis Olszok
University Lecturer in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture
Dr Yaron Peleg
Kennedy Leigh Reader in Modern Hebrew Studies
Dr Teresa Perez
Research Associate
Dr Michael Rand
University Lecturer in Hebrew & Aramaic
Dr Hannah Shepherd
Trinity College Junior Research Fellow in Japanese & Korean History
Dr Brigitte Steger ブリギッテ・シテーガ
Senior Lecturer in Modern Japanese Studies, Japanese Studies Exam Coordinator
Professor Roel Sterckx FBA
Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilization
Dr Krisztina Szilágyi
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Professor Hans van de Ven FBA
Professor of Modern Chinese History
Dr Christine van Ruymbeke
Ali Reza and Mohamed Soudavar Reader in Persian Studies
Dr Roman Vaters
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Dr Vincenzo Vergiani
University Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit
Dr Justin Winslett
Teaching Associate in Classical and Literary Chinese
Dr Casper Wits
Research Associate
Dr Junqing Wu
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Ms Emma Wu
Language Teaching Officer in Chinese
Dr Victoria Young
Kawashima Lecturer in Japanese Literature and Culture
Dr Boping Yuan
Reader in Chinese Language and Linguistics


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