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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Current Research

Professor Amira K Bennison
The medieval Islamic West; 18th-19th century Muslim religio-political discourse and state structures especially in the Maghrib; Islamic cultural history

Dr Arthur D Dudney
History of early modern Persian literary education and lexicography beyond Iran especially in India

Professor Khaled Fahmy
Egyptian legal, medical & military history; Islamic responses to 19th century medical & legal developments; the 1967 Six Day War; contemporary Arab politics

Professor Geoffrey Khan
Semitic philological and linguistic studies, particularly of Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic. Also endangered dialects of Neo-Aramaic and the history of Judaeo-Arabic, including modern spoken varieties.

Dr Andrew Marsham
Islamic History; Late Antiquity; Political Culture in Early Islam; Empire and State Formation; Arabic Historiography; Comparative and Transregional History

Dr Nathaniel Miller
Pre- and early Islamic Arabic poetry; Medieval Arabic poetry anthologies; Early Islamic history; The Qurʾān.

Dr Elizabeth Monier
History of the modern Arab nation state; historical and contemporary Arab political thought; contemporary culture and identity politics.

Professor James Montgomery
History of ideas in classical Islam; classical Arabic literature; literary translation.

Dr Krisztina Szilágyi
Religious interfaces of the medieval Middle East