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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Key Contact

Your first port of call is Ms Francesca Barraud, the Undergraduate Programmes Administrator, email address: ug_progadmin@ames.cam.ac.uk

The lists below show the lecturers in Middle Eastern and East Asian Studies.

You may want to see also the list of Directors of Studies.
 

Heads of Department

Middle Eastern Studies

Professor in the History and Culture of the Maghrib

 

East Asian Studies

Keidanren Professor of Japanese Studies

 

Lecturers in Middle Eastern Studies

Dr Anderson teaches undergraduate courses relating to the anthropology and religion of the Middle East, with a particular focus on Islam.


Dr Ashraf teaches courses relating to the history and culture of Iran, the Middle East and the Persian-speaking world.


Professor Bennison teaches undergraduate courses relating to the history and culture of the Middle East


Mrs El Keiy teaches undergraduate Arabic


Professor Fahmy teaches undergraduate courses in modern Middle Eastern history


Dr Ghaffari teaches undergraduate Persian language


Dr Harris teaches Arabic and is involved in Arabic language course design.


Dr Hornkohl teaches courses in ancient and modern Hebrew literature and language, and history of the Hebrew language as well as courses relating to the history and culture of the Middle East.


Dr Kahrs teaches Sanskrit


Professor Khan teaches a course in Comparative Semitic Linguistics to final year undergraduate students.


Dr Marsham teaches undergraduate courses relating to the history and culture of the Middle East


Professor Melville teaches courses on Middle Eastern History.


Professor James Montgomery
Currently on sabbatical

Professor Montgomery is currently on sabbatical


Dr Olszok teaches intermediate and advanced literary Arabic


Dr Yaron Peleg
Currently on sabbatical

Dr Peleg teaches courses relating to his research, including courses in the history of modern Hebrew literature since the late eighteenth century to the present and the formation of Zionist culture in the first half of the twentieth century and its legacy beyond that time.


Dr Rand teaches undergraduate courses in Hebrew and the history and culture of the Middle East


Dr van Ruymbeke teaches intermediate and advanced literary Persian to undergraduate students, bringing to bear her expertise in and love of one of the great canons of world literature


Dr Vergiani teaches Sanskrit


Dr Dudney teaches undergraduate courses relating to the history and culture of the Middle East


Saussan teaches Arabic at Undergraduate level.


Mr Kumar teaches Hindi


Dr Miller teaches advanced literary Arabic


Dr Monier teaches undergraduate courses in the history of the modern Middle East, in particular, the Arab world


Dr Szilágyi teaches a course on the history of Islam to undergraduate students.


Lecturers in East Asian Studies - Chinese

Dr Chau teaches courses on Chinese culture and social anthropology


Dr Galambos teaches undergraduate literary Chinese as well as courses on Chinese history, relating closely to his research work.


Dr Inwood teaches undergraduate courses on Chinese literature and film. This ties in closely with her research into contemporary Chinese culture.


Professor Roel Sterckx FBA
Currently on sabbatical

Professor Sterckx is on sabbatical


Prof van de Ven teaches undergraduate courses in Chinese history


Ms Wu teaches Chinese language at all levels to undergraduates.


Dr Yuan has designed modern Chinese syllabi for both the undergraduate program and the two-year M.Phil in Chinese Studies and teaches Chinese Language and Linguistics


Shen-Hsing teaches undergraduate Chinese language courses.


Dr Weatherley teaches courses relating to Chinese society, culture and politics


Dr Winslett is responsible for teaching Classical and Literary Chinese and contributing to classes and lectures with a focus on premodern China.


Lecturers in East Asian Studies - Japanese

Professor Adolphson teaches courses relating Japanese history and literature at undergraduate level.


Dr Kawabata is a senior member of the Japanese teaching staff, teaching Japanese language to undergraduates at all levels.


Prof. Kushner teaches undergraduate courses relating to modern East Asian history.


Dr Laura Moretti
Currently on sabbatical

Dr Moretti teaches a range of Japanese undergraduate courses, with a focus on Japanese literature up to the 19th century and premodern Japanese.


Dr Nilsson-Wright teaches courses relating East Asian politics and international relations, with a particular focus on North and South Korea.


Dr Steger teaches undergraduate courses relating to modern Japanese society.


Dr Young teaches papers in modern and contemporary Japanese literature, and Japanese cinema.


Mrs Boulding has been teaching Japanese at this faculty since 2004. She also provides language supervisions to undergraduate students.