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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Use the dropdown to find staff by department.

Administrative Staff and Library Staff are listed separately,

as are Directors of Study for AMES, who are not necessarily Faculty staff.

Heads of Department

Middle Eastern Studies

Kennedy Leigh Professor of Modern Hebrew Studies


East Asian Studies

Professor of East Asian History


Teaching & Research Staff

Professor Mikael Adolphson Photo by Danish Saroee for SCAS
Keidanren Professor of Japanese Studies
Dr Paul Anderson
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal University Associate Professor in Middle Eastern Studies, Assistant Director, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies
Dr Assef Ashraf
University Assistant Professor in the Eastern Islamic Lands and Persian-Speaking World
Professor Amira K Bennison
Professor in the History and Culture of the Maghrib
Professor Adam Yuet Chau
Professor of the Anthropology of China
Dr Kuan-Jen Chen
Isaac Newton Trust Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Po-Hsi Chen
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Taiwan Studies
Dr Jonathan Duquette
Leverhulme Trust Research Associate (Sanskrit Studies), Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Trinity Hall
Mrs Farida El Keiy
Language Teaching Officer in Arabic , Year Abroad Arabic Coordinator
Dr Hajni Elias
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Affiliated Lecturer in Chinese Art and Material Culture
Dr Xin Fan Xin Fan
Teaching Associate in Modern Chinese History
Dr Noga Ganany
University Assistant Professor in the Study of Late Imperial China
Dr Mahbod Ghaffari
Associate in Persian Language and Culture
Dr Mihye Harker
Sessional Instructor in Korean Language
Dr Aaron D. Hornkohl
Language Teaching Officer in Hebrew
Dr Heather Inwood
University Associate Professor in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Dr Benjamin Kantor
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Dr Miki Kawabata
University Associate Professor in Japanese
Dr Saussan Khalil
Arabic Teaching Associate
Professor Geoffrey Khan
Regius Professor of Hebrew
Dr Nuri Kim
University Assistant Professor in Korean Studies
Mr Aishwarj Kumar
Language Teaching Officer in Hindi
Professor Barak Kushner
Professor of East Asian History
Dr Christian Locatell
Research Associate in Hebrew Studies
Dr Johan Lundberg
AHRC Research Associate
Professor Andrew Marsham
Professor of Classical Arabic Studies
Dr Masoud Mohammadirad
Research Associate in Linguistics
Dr Dorota Molin
Research Associate in Hebrew & Aramaic Studies
Professor James Montgomery
Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic
Dr Laura Moretti
University Associate Professor in Pre-Modern Japanese Studies
Dr John Nilsson-Wright
University Associate Professor in Modern Japanese Politics and International Relations
Dr Paul Noorlander Photo of Dr Paul Noorlander
Research Associate in Hebrew & Aramaic Studies
Dr Charis Olszok
University Assistant Professor in Modern Arabic Literature and Culture
Prof Yaron Peleg
Kennedy Leigh Professor of Modern Hebrew Studies
Dr Nick Posegay
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Prof. Michael Rand
Professor of Hebrew & Aramaic
Dr Avital Rom
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Chinese Studies, Gulbenkian Junior Research Fellow, Churchill College
Dr Henning Ambjörn Sjörs
Research Associate in Hebrew Studies
Dr Brigitte Steger ブリギッテ・シテーガ
University Associate Professor in Modern Japanese Studies
Prof. Roel Sterckx FBA
Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilization
Mrs Kazumi Tanaka
Senior Language Teaching Officer in Japanese
Professor Hans van de Ven FBA
Professor of Modern Chinese History
Professor Christine van Ruymbeke
Ali Reza and Mohamed Soudavar Professor of Persian Studies
Dr Vincenzo Vergiani
Associate Professor in Sanskrit
Ms Hsiaoching Wang
Language Teaching Associate in Chinese
Ms Emma Wu
University Associate Professor in Chinese
Dr Victoria Young
Kawashima University Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature and Culture
Dr Lucy Zhao
Assistant Professor in Chinese Language & Linguistics


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