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Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Tahera Qutbuddin & Hussein Agrama
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, Bard College
Raghda (Didi) El-Behaedi "A Story of Resilience: Using Remote Sensing, GIS, and Geophysical Techniques to Reconstruct Paleolake and Settlement Development in the Egyptian Fayum Depression"
Nadine Moeller & Mehrnoush Soroush
Assistant Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology in the Department of Classics, Archaeology, and Religion, University of Missouri
Betül Kaya "A Sociolegal History of Judging non-Muslim Communal Affairs in early seventeenth-century greater Istanbul "
Hakan Karateke
Donald Whitcomb
Research Associate, Institute of Nautical Archaeology
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Ahmed El Shamsy
Yanxiao He "Post-Hellenistic Asia and Common Ethnographic Knowledge in Rome and China"
Richard Payne
Shuimu Scholar, Society of Fellows, Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing
Franklin Lewis & Thibaut d'Hurbert
Assistant Professor of Classical Persian Literature, Department of Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia
Allison Kanner-Botan "Maddening Love: Islamic Thought and the Politics of Desire in the Legend ofLayla and Majnun"
Michael Sells & Tahera Qutbuddin/Franklin Lewis
Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow , the University of Colorado Boulder
Ghenwa Hayek
Teaching Fellow, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago
Thalia Lysen "Staging Kingship: A Performance-Oriented Approach to the Hittite Theatre of State"
Theo van den Hout
Policy Officer, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Hague
Petra Goedegebuure & Chris Woods
Research Associate (VIEWS Project), The University of Cambridge
Luiza Osorio G. da Silva "Kingship in the Everyday: Experiencing Royal Authority in the Middle Kingdom"
James Osborne & Nadine Moeller
Assistant Professor of Ancient Art History and Archeology, the University of California, Irvine
Brian Muhs
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Pennsylvania State University
John Woods
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Joseph Cross "The Poetics of Plot in the Egyptian and Judean Novela"
Dennis Pardee & Robert Ritner
Research fellow, ERC project "From Texts to Literature: Demotic Egyptian Papyri and the Formation of the Hebrew Bible" (DEMBIB), Humboldt University Berlin,
Ella Karev "Slavery and Servitude in Late Period Egypt (c. 900 – 330 BC)"
Brian Muhs
Senio Lecturer in Egyptology, Tel Aviv University
Dennis Pardee
Faculty Fellow in Theology, School of Theology & Christian Ministry, Belmont University
Isabel Lachenauer "Art Wept: New Approaches to Reading Emotions in Dnismendnme"
Hakan Karateke
Sunwoo Lee "Exploring Pain in Ancient Egypt"
Janet Johnson
Fred Donner
Teaching Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and in the College, The University of Chicago
Rao Mohsin Ali Noor "Contending With Crisis: Sacred Bodies and the Ottoman Quest for order in the long 17th century "
Hakan Karateke
Assistant Professor of Early Modern Ottoman History at Johns Hopkins University,
Orit Bashkin
Associate, Product Analyst , KPMG
Doren Snoek "Social Memory, Scribalism, and the Book of Chronicles"
Dennis Pardee
Teaching Fellow in the Divinity School, The University of Chicago
Ahmed El Shamsy
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Michael J. Bechtel "From Collective Sovereignty to Autocracy: the Evolution of the Mongol Empire, 1227-1251"
John Woods
Instructor, Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Nazarbayev University
Andrew Burlingame "Ugaritic Indefinite Pronouns: Linguistic, Social, and Textual Perspectives"
Dennis Pardee
Assistant Professor of Hebrew, Wheaton College
Ekin Enacar "We Laugh at Our Misery: Political Satire, Censorship, and Opposition in the Ottoman Empire (1908-1911)"
Holly Shissler
Carol Fan "The Great Mongol Empire: Fragmentation, Unity, and Continuity (1206–C.1300)"
John Woods
Teaching Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and in the College, The University of Chicago
Samuel Harris "Public Works and Private Work on the Threshold of Complexity: The Production & Use of Space at Late Chalcolithic 1 Tell Surezha, Iraq"
Gil Stein
Visiting Instructor, Cornerstone Liberal Arts Program, Purdue University
Tynan Kelly "Prophetic Eloquence as Linguistic Precedent: Arabic and the Philology of the Hadith in the 2nd/8th Century"
Tahera Qutbuddin
Teaching Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and in the College, The University of Chicago
Tahera Qutbuddin
Rhyne King "The House of the Satrap and the Making of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, 522-330 BCE"
Richard Payne & Wouter Henkelman
Visiting Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World , New York University
Chelsie May "Watching Whiteness Work: The Racialization of Jewish Women in Iraq and Israel/Palestine"
Orit Bashkin
Teaching Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and in the College, The University of Chicago
Mohammad Sagha "Hidden Empires: Revolt, Leadership, and Underground Networks in the Emergence of Early Shiʿi Muslim Sectarian Identities"
Ahmed El Shamsy
Lecturer in Modern Middle East, Harvard Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
Akiva Sanders "Confrontation and Innovation Between Highland and Lowland: the Upper Euphrates Region in the Early Third Millennium BCE"
James Osborne
Dan David Fellow in the Study of the Past , Tel Aviv University (2022-2024)
Hongwei Zhang "When They Change the Way They Speak: Contact-Induced Word Order Shifts in Semitic"
Rebecca Hasselbach
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Theodore Beers "The Lives of Sām Mīrzā (923–75/1517–67): Dynastic Strife and Literary World-Building in Early Safavid Iran"
Franklin Lewis
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Freie Universität Berlin
Joshua Cannon "Painted Ceramic Traditions and Rural Communities in Hittite Anatolia"
Gil Stein
Scholar-Mentor, Honors College, University of Pittsburgh
Brendan Hainline "Linguistic Variation in the Pyramid Texts"
Brian Muhs
Teaching Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and in the College, The University of Chicago
Ami Huang "State, Province, and Temple in Kassite Nippur: A Case Study of the Livestock Economy of the EREŠ.DINGIR Priestesses"
Susanne Paulus
Systems Engineer, McMaster-Carr
Michael Johnson "Crafting Culture at Alalakh: Tell Atchana and the Political Economy of Metallurgy"
James Osborne
Cultural Resources GIS Specialist, Stell Environmental Enterprises
Anthony Lauricella "Reuse to Ruin: The Persistence of the Umayyad Built Landscape"
Donald Whitcomb & Fred Donner
Acting Director, Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes, The Oriental Institute
Robert Marineau "The Literary Effects of Discourse Patterns in Hittite Texts"
Petra Goedegebuure
Teaching Fellow in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and in the College, The University of Chicago
Pelle Valentin Olsen "Between Work and School: Leisure and Modernity in Hashemite Baghdad, 1921-1958"
Orit Bashkin
Postdoctoral Fellow, Roskilde University, Denmark
Kara A. Peruccio "Women on the Verge: Emotions, Authoritarianism, and the Novel in Italy and Turkey, 1922-1936"
Holly Shissler
Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and History, University of Maine
Nicholas Polk "Deuteronomy and Treaty Texts: A Critical Reexamination of Deuteronomy 13, 17, 27, and 28"
Dennis Pardee
Senior Administrative Analyst, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
August Samie "The Shibanid Question: Reassessing 16th-Century Eurasian History in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan"
John Woods
Oren Siegel "Walls of the Rulers: The Development of Monumental Enclosure Walls in Ancient Egypt Prior to the New Kingdom "
Nadine Moeller
Postdoctoral researcher and digital specialist, Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures at the Polish Academy of Sciences
Sami Sweis "Hashemite Household Anxieties: The Amirate of Mecca, Arabism, and the Arab Revolt (1880-1919)"
Orit Baskin
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Centre College
Amir Toft "Revaluing the Price of Blood: Homicide in Islamic Jurisprudence and Ottoman Law"
Ahmed El Shamsy
Associate Chaplain of the University for the Muslim Community, Brown University
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Toygun Altintas " Crisis and (Dis)Order: Armenian Revolutionaries and the Hamidian Regime in the Ottoman Empire, 1887-1896"
Holly Shissler
EUME Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Shiraz Hajiani "Reconstructing Alamut: New Approaches to the Study of the Qiyāma and the Nizari Polity in Iran"
John Woods
Alwaleed Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic Studies - Harvard University, Research Associate in Transcendence and Transformation, Center for the Study of World Religions and Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Harvard Divinity School
Samuel Hodgkin "Lāhūtī: Persian Poetry in the Making of the Literary International, 1906-1957"
Franklin Lewis
Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University
Charles Huff "Punishment in the Priestly Literature"
Dennis Pardee
Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture, St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry
N. Ipek Huner Cora "'The Story Has It:' Prose, Gender, and Space in the Early Modern Ottoman World"
Hakan Karateke
Assistant Professor, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Boğaziçi University
Jane Mikkelson "Worlds of the Imagination: Bīdel of Delhi (d.1720) and Early Modern Persian Lyric Style"
Franklin Lewis & Muzaffar Alam
Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar, Department of Comparative Literature and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University
Madadh Richey " Visions of Gods and Monsters: Levantine and Mesopotamian Iconographies of Divine Combat and their Textual Impressions"
Dennis Pardee
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, Brandeis University
Claire Roosien "Socialism Mediated: The Soviet Mass Public in Uzbekistan, 1928-37"
Holly Shissler
Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, Yale University
Rachel Schine "On Blackness in Arabic Popular Literature: The Black Heroes of the Siyar Sha‘biyya, Their Conceptions, Contests, and Contexts"
Tahera Qutbuddin
Assistant Professor in Arabic and Religious Studies, University of Maryland
Mariam Sheibani " Islamic Law in an Age of Crisis and Consolidation: ‘Izz al-Dīn Ibn ‘Abd al-Salām (577-660/1187-1262) and the Ethical Turn in Medieval Islamic Law"
Ahmed El Shamsy
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Laith Al-Saud "Reading a Radical Thinker: A Study of Sayyid Qutb"
Orit Bashkin
Ercüment Asil " The Pursuit of the Modern Mind: Popularization of Science, the Development of the Middle Classes, and Religious Transformation in the Ottoman Empire, 1860-1880"
Holly Shissler
Lecturer, Alliance of Civilizations Institute , Ibn Haldun University
Kevin Blankinship "Thresholds of Doubt: Negotiating Authorship in the Paratexts of al-Maʿarrī"
Tahera Qutbuddin
Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Literature , Brigham Young University
Mary Buck "The Amorite Dynasty of Ugarit: The Historical Origins of the Bronze Age Polity of Ugarit Based upon Linguistic, Literary, and Archaeological Evidence"
Dennis Pardee
Data Protection, McKinsey & Company
Madeleine Elfenbein "No Empire for Old Men: The Young Ottomans and the World, 1856-1878"
Holly Shissler
Early Career Fellow , Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study
Annie Greene "Provincial, Not Peripheral: Ottoman-Iraqi Intellectuals and Cultural Networks, 1863-1914"
Orit Bashkin
Fellow, The Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Soloman Hassan " By the Moon: The Calendar in Imāmī Law"
Ahmed El Shamsy
Founder & President, Ahl al-Bayt Islamic Seminary
Brittany Hayden " Price Formation and Fluctuation in Ptolemaic Egypt"
Brian Muhs
Senior Business Partner, Microsoft
Tytus Mikolajczak "The Accounting Texts and Seals in the Persepolis Fortification Archive"
Matthew Stolper
Assistant Professor, History, Adam Mickiewicz University
Jessica Mutter "By the Book: Conversion and Religious Identity in Early Islamic Bilād al-Shām and al-Jazīra"
Fred Donner
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, Bowdoin College
Julio Rivera " Syria at the United Nations, 1945-1955: The Struggle for Sovereignty and Territorial Claims in Palestine"
Orit Bashkin
Director of Research Operations, Yaqeen Institute
Carl Shook "The Origins and Development of Iraq’s National Boundaries, 1918-1932: Policing and Political Geography in the Iraq-Nejd and Iraq-Syria Borderlands"
Orit Bashkin
Lecturer, Loyola University Chicago
Stephen Sumner "The Curses in the Psalms and Levantine Inscriptions"
Dennis Pardee
Professor of Old Testament Mission, Missional University
Jonathan Winnerman " Rethinking the Royal Ka"
Robert Ritner
Lecturer in Egyptology, UCLA
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Natasha Ayers "Cultural Change in Upper Egypt from the late Middle Kingdom through the Second Intermediate Period: A New Analysis of the Ceramic Material"
Nadine Moeller
Postdoctoral Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Harry Bastermajian "Emergence of the Global Armenian in Nineteenth-Century Istanbul: Eastern and Western Perspectives"
Orit Bashkin
Executive Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, Harvard University
James Burgin "Aspects of Religious Administration in the Late New Hittite Kingdom"
Theo van den Hout
Postdoctoral Fellow, Universität Würzburg
Megan Clark "Kurdish Linguistic Disobedience in Turkey"
Holly Shissler
Suleyman Dost "An Arabian Qur’ān: Towards a Theory of Peninsular Origins"
Fred Donner
Assistant Professor of Late Antiquity and Early Islam, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto, Scarborough
Michael Fisher "The Late Chalcolithic 1 Period in Northern Mesopotamia: Tell Zeidan, Syria, in Regional Context"
Gil Stein
Group Leader of Digital Archaeology, Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology
Emin Lelic "Ottoman Physiognomy (ʿilm-i firâset): A Window into the Soul of an Empire"
Cornell Fleischer
Assistant Professor of History, Salisbury University
Megaera Lorenz "The Role of Male Royal Offspring in 18th Dynasty Egypt"
Janet Johnson
Austin O'Malley "Poetry and Pedagogy: The Homiletic Verse of Farid al-Din ʿAṭṭâr"
Franklin Lewis
Roshan Institute Assistant Professor in Persian and Iranian Studies, University of Arizona
William Pickut "Literary Genres in Poetic Texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls"
Norman Golb
Proposal Manager, Hinduja Global Solutions
Lindsey Weglarz "Continuity and Change: A Reevaluation of Cultural Identity and "Egyptianization" in Lower Nubia during the New Kingdom "
Nadine Moeller
Assistant Dean of Students for Admissions, Social Sciences Division, University of Chicago
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Mehmetcan Akpinar "Narrative Representations of Abū Bakr (d. 634) in the 2nd/8th Century"
Wadad Kadi
Research and Teaching Associate, Department of Oriental and Islamic Studies, University of Tübingen
Solange Ashby "Calling Out to Isis: the Enduring Nubian Presence at Philae"
Janet Johnson
President's Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer "The Exploitation of Avian Resources in Ancient Egypt: A Socio-Economic Study"
Janet Johnson
Adjunct Lecturer in Anthropology at the College of Brockport, SUNY & Curator, Morgan-Manning House
Yasar Tolga Cora "Transforming Erzurum/Karin: The Social and Economic History of A Multi-Ethnic Ottoman City in The Nineteenth Century"
Holly Shissler
Assistant Professor, History Department, Boğaziçi University
Ferenc Csirkes "Chaghatay Oration, Ottoman Eloquence, Qizilbash Rhetoric: Turkic Literature in Ṣafavid Persia"
Cornell Fleischer
Assistant Professor of History, Sabanci University, Turkey
Paul Gauthier "Temple and State in Middle Assyrian Bureaucracy"
Walter Farber
Software Developer, McMaster-Carr Supply Company
Pascal Held "The Hanbali School and Mysticism in Sixth/Twelfth Century Baghdad"
Ahmed El Shamsy
Assistant Professor, Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, The American University in Cairo
Eric Jobe "Innovation in Post-Biblical Hebrew Poetry: A Stylistic Analysis of Qumran, Hekhalot, and Payyetanic Poetry"
Norman Golb
Instructor of Bible and Biblical Languages, St. Macrina Orthodox Institute
Joshua Mabra "The Almost Caliph: Reconstructing the Political Life of ‘Abd al-‘Azīz ibn Marwān (D. 86/705)"
Fred Donner
Assistant Professor of Arabic, Department of Modern Languages, Wright State University
Elise MacArthur "Negotiating Identity in Middle Kingdom Egypt"
Nadine Moeller
Senior Project Manager, GLTaC, Inc.
Hannah Marcuson "The Hittite Munus ŠU.GI, or “Old Woman”"
Theo van den Hout
Nathaniel Miller "Tribal Poetics in Early Arabic Poetry: The Case of Ashʿār Banī Hudhayl"
Tahera Qutbuddin,
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge
Ahmet Tunç Sen "Astrology in the Service of the Empire: Knowledge, Prognostication, and Politics at the Ottoman Court, 1450s––1550s"
Cornell Fleischer
Assistant Professor of Ottoman History, History Department, Columbia University
Oya Topcuoglu "Emblems of Power: Ideology and Identity in Late Old Assyrian Glyptic"
McGuire Gibson
Lecturer, Middle East and North African Studies Program, Northwestern University
Monique Vincent "Households, Communities, and Dimensions of Social Identity in the Early Iron Age at Tall al-‘Umayri"
David Schloen
Assistant Professor of History, Walla Walla University
Liran Yadgar "'All the Kings of Arabia are Seeking Your Counsel and Advice': Intellectual and Cultural Exchange between Jews and Muslims in the Later Middle Islamic Period"
Franklin Lewis
Lecturer in Modern Hebrew, Muhlenberg College
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Rodrigo Adem "The Sources for an Intellectual Biography of Ibn Taymīya"
Ahmed El Shamsy
Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies , Georgetown University
Sabahat Adil "An Itinerant Scholar: The Life, Work, and World of al-Maqqarī (d. 1631/2 CE)"
Ahmed El Shamsy
Assistant Professor of Arabic, Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado-Boulder
Muhammet Atcil "State and Government in the Mid-Sixteenth Century Ottoman Empire: The Grand Vizierates of Rustem Pasha (1544-1561)"
Cornell Fleischer
Assistant Professor of Ottoman History, Istanbul Medeniyet University
Drayton Benner "The Sounds of the Psalter"
Dennis Pardee
President, Miklal Software Solutions & Staff Software Engineer, Google
Cameron Cross "The Poetics of Romantic Love in Vis & Rāmin"
Franklin Lewis
Assistant Professor of Iranian Studies, University of Michigan
Cihangir Gundogdu "Are There No Asylums? The Ottoman State and the Insane, 1856-1908"
Holly Shissler
Lecturer, History, Bilgi University (Istanbul)
Edmund Hayes "The Envoys of the Hidden imam: Religious Institutions and the Politics of the Twelver Occultation Doctrine"
Franklin Lewis
Postdoctoral Researcher, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies
Michael Jennings "Beyond the Walls of Jericho: Khirbet al-Mafjar and the Signature Landscapes of the Jericho Plain"
Donald Whitcomb & Fred Donner
Director of Field Data, Center for Digital Archaeology
Christopher Markiewicz "The Crisis of Rule in Late Medieval Islam: A Study of Idris Bidlisi (1457-1520) and Governance at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century"
Cornell Fleischer
Lecturer in Ottoman History, University of Birmingham
Nathan Mastnjak "The Prophet Who Was before Me: Allusions to Deuteronomy in the Book of Jeremiah"
Dennis Pardee
Professor of Sacred Scripture, Notre Dame Seminary, Graduate School Of Theology, New Orleans
Matthew McAffee "Life and Mortality in Ugaritic: A Lexical, Literary, and Comparative Analysis"
Dennis Pardee
Provost & Professor of Bible and Biblical Languages, Welch College
Tate Paulette "Grain storage and the moral economy in Mesopotamia (3000–2000 BC)"
McGuire Gibson
Assistant Professor, Department of History, North Carolina State University
Susan Penacho "Deciphering Sealing Practices at Uronarti and Askut: A Spatial Analysis of the Built Environment and Individual Sealers"
Nadine Moeller
Project Manager for ASOR CHI Geospatial Initiatives, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley
Stephanie Selover "Excavating War: The Archaeology of Warfare in Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Anantolia And the Effects of War on the Rise of Complex Societies"
Gil Stein
Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington
Esra Tasdelen "Nationalism in Serial Fiction: The Cases of Ahmet Hikmet Müftüoğlu and Jurjī Zaydān"
Holly Shissler
Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, North Central College
Jacqueline Vayntrub "Proverbs and the Limits of Poetry"
Dennis Pardee
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, Yale Divinity School, Yale University
G. Yazicioglu "People of Kanesh: Residential Mobility, Community Life, and Cultural Pluralism in a Bronze Age City in Anatolia, Turkey"
Aslihan Yener
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Brad Bowman "The Status of Christian Monasteries in the Early Islamic Period"
Fred Donner
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Louisville
Samuel Boyd "Contact and Context: Studies in Language Contact and Literary Strata in the Hebrew Bible"
Dennis Pardee
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder
David Calabro "Ritual Gestures of Lifting, Extending, and Clasping the Hand(s) in Northwest Semitic Literature and Iconography"
Dennis Pardee
Visiting Assistant Professor of Ancient Scripture, Brigham Young University
Garrett Davidson "Carrying on the Tradition: An Intellectual and Social History of Post-Canonical Sunni Hadith Transmission"
Ahmed El Shamsy
Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, College of Charleston
Virginia Emery "The House of Rejoicing: Malqata as the Festival Palace of Amenhotep III"
Janet Johnson
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Western Heritage , Carthage College
Humphrey Hardy "Diachronic Development in Biblical Hebrew Prepositions: A Case Study in Grammaticalization"
Dennis Pardee
Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Kaveh Hemmat "A Chinese System for an Ottoman State: the Frontier, the Millennium, and Ming Bureaucracy in Khatayi's Book of China"
John Woods
Assistant Professor, Professional Faculty, Department of History, Philosophy, and Theology, Benedictine University
Daniel Mahoney "The Political Landscape of the Dhamar Plain in the Central Highlands of Yemen during the Late Medieval and Early Ottoman Periods"
McGuire Gibson
Postdoctoral Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Social Anthropology
Amin Sadr "Love, Death, and Submission: The Role of the Reader in Rumi's Masnavi "
Franklin Lewis
Feryal Salem "'Abd Allah b. al-Mubarak Between Hadith, Jihad, and Zuhd: An Expression of Early Sunni Identity in the Formative Period"
Fred Donner
Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Director of the Master of Divinity in Islamic Studies and Muslim Chaplaincy Program , American Islamic College
Foy Scalf "Passports to Eternity: Formulaic Demotic Funerary Texts and the Final Phase of Egyptian Funerary Literature in Roman Egypt"
Robert Ritner
Head of Research Archives, The Oriental Institute
Randy Shonkwiler "The Behdetite: A Study of Horus the Behdetite from the Old Kingdom to the Conquest of Alexander"
Peter Dorman
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Lyall Armstrong "The Qussas of the Umayyad Caliphate: Religious and Political Discourse in Early Islam"
Wadad Kadi
Assistant Professor of Islamic History, American University of Beirut
Kamal Badreshany "The Social and Economic Impact of Urbanization in the Lebanon: Changes in Settlement Patterns and Craft Production from the Proto-Urban (Chacolithic/EB1) Period to the First Urban Period (EB II-III)"
David Schloen
Director of the Durham Archaeomaterials Research Centre, Durham University
Aaron Butts "Language Maintenance, Lexical Borrowing, and Grammatical Replication: The Case of Greek and Syriac "
Rebecca Hasselbach
Assistant Professor of Semitic Languages and Literatures, Catholic University of America
Kathryn Grossman "Early Bronze Age Hamoukar, Syria: A Settlement Biography"
Gil Stein
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University
Hani Khafipour "Funding State Religion: The Dissemination of Shi'i Education through Safavid Pious Endowment"
John Woods
Lecturer, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California
Eve Krakowski "Female Adolescence in the Cairo Geniza Documents "
Norman Golb
Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies, Princeton University
Rana Mikati "The Creation of Early Islamic Beirut: The Sea, Scholars, Jihad and the Sacred"
Fred Donner
Assistant Professor of History, College of Charleston
James Tallon "The Failure of Ottomanism: The Albanian Rebellions of 1909-1912"
Holly Shissler
Associate Professor of History, Lewis University
Benjamin Thomas "Divinity, Prophecy, and the Remembrance of Things Past: Prophetic Historical Writing in the Books of Kings and the Theory of the Deuteronomistic History"
Dennis Pardee
Research Associate, The Oriental Institute
Tanya Treptow "Archaeology and the Construction of Islamic Heritage in Egypt"
Donald Whitcomb & Fred Donner
Vice President & Co-Director of Research, Slover Linett Audience Research Inc.
Joseph Yackley "Bankrupt: Financial Diplomacy in the Late Nineteenth-Century Middle East"
Holly Shissler
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Catherine Bronson "Imagining the Primal Woman: Islamic Selves of Eve"
Wadad Kadi
Assistant Teaching Professor, Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Notre Dame
Mayte Green-Mercado "Morisco Apocalypticism: Politics of Prophecy in the Early Modern Mediterranean"
Cornell Fleischer
Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University - Newark
Katharyn Hanson "Considerations of Cultural Heritage: Threats to Mesopotamian Archaeological Sites"
McGuire Gibson
Executive Director , The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII)
Tobin Hartnell "A Historical Reconstruction of the Ancient Economy in the Kur River Basin, Fars Province, Iran: A Regional Landscape Study"
McGuire Gibson
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences & Director, Center for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, American University of Iraq
Choukri Heddouchi "For a Darislamic Archaeology: Egypt and West Africa and the Limits of Islamic Archaeology"
Fred Donner & Donald Whitcomb
Chair, Department of Arabic, Darul Qasim
Joseph Lam "The Metaphorical Patterning of the Sin- Concept in Biblical Hebrew"
Dennis Pardee
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Volkan Stodolsky "A New Historical Model and Periodization for the Perception of the Sunnah of the Prophet and His Companions"
Fred Donner
Assistant Professor, School of Islamic Studies , Ibn Haldun University
Elizabeth Urban "The Early Islamic Mawālī: A Window onto Processes of Identity Construction and Social Change"
Fred Donner
Assistant Professor of History, West Chester University
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Vanessa Davies "The Dynamics of Hetep in Ancient Egypt"
Janet Johnson
Assoc. Dir. Institutional Grants & Research Grants Compliance Manager, Bryn Mawr College
Emran El-Badawi "Sectarian Scripture: The Qur'an's Dogmatic Rearticulation of the Aramaic Gospel Traditions in the Late Antique Near East"
Fred Donner
Associate Professor & Program Director of Middle Eastern Studies, Chair, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Houston
Abdurrahman Atcil "The Formation of the Ottoman Learned Class and Legal Scholarship (1300-1600)"
Cornell Fleischer
Assistant Professor of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Queens College, City University New York
John Burnight "Reversal and Response in Job 3-5"
Dennis Pardee
Associate Professor of Religion, University of Northern Iowa
Virginia Herrmann "Society and Economy under Empire at Iron Age Sam’al (Zincirli Höyük, Turkey)"
David Schloen
Junior Research Group Leader, Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Tübingen
Rasheed Hosein "Tribal Alliance Formations and Power Structures in the Jahiliyah and Early Islamic Periods: Quraysh and Thaqif (530-750 CE)"
Fred Donner
Leann Pace "A Comparison of Cooking and Serving Wares in Late EB III, EBIV/MB I and MB IIA Syria-Palestine"
David Schloen
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department for the Study of Religions, Wake Forest University
Miller Prosser "Bunušu in Ugaritian Society"
Dennis Pardee
Research Database Specialist, The OCHRE Data Service, The Oriental Institute
Jennifer Westerfeld "Landscapes of Memory: Pharaonic Sacred Space in the Coptic Imagination"
Janet Johnson
Assistant Professor of Ancient Mediterranean History, University of Louisville
Malayna Williams "Signs of Creation: Sex, Gender, Categories, Religion and the Body in Ancient Egypt"
Janet Johnson
Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, PWR New Media
Metin Yüksel "Dengbej, Mullah, Intelligentsia: The Survival and Revival of the Kurdish-Kurmanji Language in the Middle East, 1925-1960"
Holly Shissler
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Hacettepe University
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Maurice Pomerantz "Licit Magic and Divine Grace: The Life and Letters of al-Sāhib ibn ‘Abbād (D. 385/995)"
Wadad Kadi
Associate Professor of Literature, New York University Abu Dhabi
Glenn Corbett "Mapping the Mute Immortals: A Locational and Contextual Analysis of Thamudic E/Hismaic Inscriptions and Rock Drawings from the Wadi Hafir of Southern Jordan"
David Schloen
Program Director, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Adrian De Gifis "The Depictions of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib in the Works of al-Jahiz"
Wadad Kadi
Director Clinical Community Campus Student Programs, Michigan State University
Koowon Kim "Incubation As a Type- Scene in the Aqhatu, Kirta, and Hannah Stories: Form-Critical and Narratological Study of KTU 1.41 I-1.15 III, 1.17 I-II, and I Samuel 1:1-2:11"
Dennis Pardee
Associate Professor in Old Testament, Reformed Graduate University in Seoul
Adam Miglio "Solidarity and Political Authority During the Reign of Zimri-Lim (c. 1775-1762 B.C.)"
David Schloen & Seth Richardson
Associate Professor of Archaeology, Wheaton College
John Nolan "Mud Sealings and Fourth Dynasty Administration at Giza"
Robert Ritner
Associate Director, Ancient Egypt Research Associates
Edward Stratford "Agents, Archives, and Risk: A Micronarrative Account of Old Assyrian Trade through Å alimahum’s Activities in 1890 B.C."
Martha Roth
Associate Professor, History Department, Brigham Young University
Joshua Trampier "The Dynamic Landscape of the Western Nile Delta from the New Kingdom to the Late Roman Periods"
Nadine Moeller
Visiting Scientist, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Sean Anthony "The Caliph and the Heretic: Ibn Saba’, the Saba’iyya and Early Shi’ism Between Myth and History"
Wadad Kadi
Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Ohio State University
Ilker Binbas "Sharaf al-Din 'Ali Yazdi (ca. 770s-858/ca. 1370s- 1454): Prophecy, Politics, and Historiography in Late Medieval Islamic History"
John Woods
Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn
Elena Corbett "Jordan First: A History of the Intellectual and Political Economy of Jordanian Antiquity"
Holly Shissler
Center Director, CIEE Study Center, Amman, Jordan
Jacqueline Jay "From Sinuhe to Setna: The Narrative Structure of Ancient Egyptian Tales"
Janet Johnson
Professor, and Interim Chair of the Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, Eastern Kentucky University
Mark Luce "Frontier As Process: Umayyad Khurāsān"
Wadad Kadi
Iran/Arabian Peninsula Analyst, Cultural Intelligence Cell, U.S. Army Special Operations Command
Aram Shahin "Struggling for Communitas: Arabian Political Thought in the Great Century of Change (ca. 560 - ca. 660 AD)"
Wadad Kadi
Associate Professor, Arabic, Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures & Cultures, James Madison University
Jonathan Tenney "Life at the Bottom of Babylonian Society: Servile Laborers at Nippur in the 14th and 13th Centuries BC"
John Brinkman
Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell Unviersity
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Abdolmajid Arfaee "The Geographical Background of the Persepolis Tablets"
Alexander Asa Eger "The Spaces Between the Teeth: Environment, Settlement, and Interaction on the Islamic-Byzantine Frontier"
Fred Donner & Donald Whitcomb
Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Yuval Ben-Bassat "Local Feuds or Premonitions of a Bi- National Conflict? A Reexamination of Early Jewish-Arab Encounters in Palestine, 1882-1903"
Holly Shissler
Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, University of Haifa
Vanessa DeGifis "Qur'anic Rhetoric in the Politics of al-Ma'mun's Caliphate"
Wadad Kadi
Chair of Classical & Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies , Wayne State University
Thomas Hefter "“You Have Asked...”: The Addressee and the Absent Reader in the Works of Al-Jahiz"
Tahera Qutbuddin
Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
J. Brett McClain "Restoration Inscriptions and the Tradition of Monumental Restoration"
Peter Dorman
Research Associate/Senior Epigrapher, Epigraphic Survey, Oriental Institute
John Nielsen "Sons and Descendants: A Social History of Kin Groups and Family Names in the Early Neo- Babylonian Period"
Matthew Stolper
Assistant Professor of History, Bradley University
Nükhet Varlık "Disease and Empire: A History of Plague Epidemics in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (1453-1600)"
Cornell Fleischer
Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Justine Way "From Privilege to Poverty: The LIfe-Cycle of Pyramid Settlements During the Old Kingdom"
McGuire Gibson
Ilya Yakubovich "Sociolinguistics of the Luvian Language"
Theo van den Hout
Leading Researcher, Russian State University for the Humanities
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Betul Basaran "Remaking the Gate of Felicity: Policing, Migration and Social Control at the End of the Eighteenth Century"
Cornell Fleischer
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Daniel Belnap "Fillets of Fatling and Goblets of Gold: The Use of Meal Events in the Ritual Imagery of the Ugaritic Mythological and Epic Texts"
Dennis Pardee
Associate Professor, Ancient Scripture, Religious Education, Brigham Young University
Katherine Burke "Archaeological Texts and Contexts on the Red Sea: The Sheikh's House at Quseir al-Qadim"
Fred Donner & Donald Whitcomb
Lecturer , Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures & Research Associate, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA
Dennis Campbell "Mood and Modality in Hurrian"
Theo van den Hout
Associate Professor, History Department, San Francisco State University
Louis Fishman "Palestine Revisited: Reassessing the Jewish and Arab National Movements, 1908-1914"
Rashid Khalidi
Assistant Professor of History, Brooklyn College
Alyssa Gabbay "The Language of Tolerance: Amīr Khusraw and the Development of Indo- Persian Culture"
Heshmat Moayyad
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Nicole Hansen "Motherhood in the Mother of the World: Continuity and Change of Reproductive Concepts and Practices in Egypt from Ancient to Modern Times"
Robert Ritner
Faculty, Amideast
Jacob Lauinger "Archival Practices at Old Babylonian/Middle Bronze Age Alalakh (Level VII)"
Martha Roth
Associate Professor, Assyriology, Johns Hopkins University
Gabrielle Novacek "'Barbarians from the North': Continuity and Change in Northern Palestine during the Early Bronze II-III (ca. 3100-2200 B.C.E.) in Light of the Khirbet Kerak Ware Phenomenon"
David Schloen
Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Ebru Turan "The Sultan's Favorite: Ibrahim Pasa and the Making of the Ottoman Universal Sovereignty in the Reign of Sultan Suleyman (1516-1526)"
Cornell Fleischer
Assistant Professor of History, Fordham University
Patrick Wing "The Jalayirids and Dynastic State Formation in the Medieval Islamic World"
John Woods
Associate Professor of History, University of Redlands
Sara Yildiz "Mongol Rule in Thirteenth-Century Seljuk Anatolia: The Politics of Conquest and History Writing, 1243- 1282"
John Woods
Research Fellow, School of History, University of St. Andrews
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Carrie Hritz "Landscape and Settlement in Southern Mesopotamia: A Geoarchaeological Analysis"
McGuire Gibson
Associate Director of Research, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
Jonathan Brown "The Canonization of al- Bukhari and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunni Hadith Canon "
Wadad Kadi
Alwaleed Bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization, Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Snjezana Buzov "The Lawgiver and His Lawmakers: The Role of Legal Discourse in the Change of Ottoman Imperial Culture"
Cornell Fleischer
Affiliated Scholar, Ohio State University
M. Pinar Emiralioglu "Cognizance of the Ottoman World: Visual and Textual Representations in the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Empire (1514- 1596)"
Cornell Fleischer
Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University
Kenneth Garden "Al-Ghāzalī’s Contested Revival: Iḥyā’ ‘ulūm aldīn and its Critics in Khorasan and the Maghrib"
Wadad Kadi
Associate Professor of Religion, Tufts University
Harold Hays "The Typological Structure of the Pyramid Texts and Its Continuities with Middle Kingdom Mortuary Literature"
Robert Ritner
Lecturer of Egyptology, Leiden University
Michael Kozuh "The Sacrificial Economy: On the Management of Sacrificial Sheep and Goats at the Neo- Babylonian/Achaemenid Eanna Temple of Uruk (c. 625-520 BC)"
Matthew Stolper
Associate Professor of History, Auburn University
Maha Nassar "Affirmation and Resistance: Press, Poetry and the Formation of National Identity among Palestinian Citizens of Israel, 1948-1967"
Rashid Khalidi
Associate Professor, Modern Middle East History, Islamic Studies, University of Arizona
Israel Sandman "The Sacrificial Economy: On the Management of Sacrificial Sheep and Goats at the Neo- Babylonian/Achaemenid Eanna Temple of Uruk (c. 625-520 BC)"
Norman Golb
Senior Research Associate Dept of Hebrew & Jewish Studies, University College London
Michael Wechsler "The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli the Karaite on the Book of Esther: Edition, Translation, and Introduction"
Norman Golb
Professor of Bible, Moody Bible Institute
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Blane Conklin "Oath Formulae in Classical Hebrew and Other Semitic Languages"
Dennis Pardee
Senior Business Analyst, University of Texas at Austin
Francois Gaudard "The Demotic Drama of Horus and Seth"
Janet Johnson
Research Associate, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Sooyong Kim "Minding the Shop: Zati and the Making of Ottoman Poetry in the First Half of the Sixteenth Century"
Robert Dankoff
Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Comparative Literature, Koç University
Hratch Papazian "Domain of Pharaoh: The Structure and Components of the Economy of Old Kingdom Egypt"
Robert Ritner
Herbert Thompson Associate Professor in Egyptology, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Roschanack Shaery-Yazdi "Constructing Lebanese Shiite Nationalism: Transnationalism, Shiism, and the Lebanese State"
Rashid Khalidi
Associate Professor of the Modern Islamic World, Department of History, and Director of Center for Political History, University of Antwerp
Fehrullah Terkan "Recurrence of the Perennial Encounter? Al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd on God's Knowledge of Particulars"
Wadad Kadi
Professor of Islamic Philosophy, Ankara University
Jason Ur "Urbanism and Society in the Third Millenium Upper Khabur Basin"
McGuire Gibson
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Nabil Al-Tikriti "Sehzade Korkud (ca. 1468–1513) and the Articulation of Early 16th-Century Ottoman Religious Identity"
Robert Dankoff
Associate Professor, History and American Studies, University of Mary Washington
Mark Altaweel "The Land of Ashur: A Study of Landscape and Settlement in the Assyrian Heartland"
McGuire Gibson
Reader in Near East Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Aaron Burke "The Architecture of Defense: Fortified Settlements of the Levant During the Middle Bronze Age"
David Schloen
Professor of the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Levant, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA
Jesse Casana "From Alalakh to Antioch: Settlement, Land Use, and Environmental Change in the Amuq Valley of Southern Turkey"
Ashlihan Yener
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Darthmouth College
Judith Pfeiffer "Conversion to Islam among the Ilkhans in Muslim Narrative Traditions: The Case of Ahmad Tegüder"
John Woods
Alexander von Humboldt Professor in Islamic Studies, University of Bonn
Tasha Vorderstrasse "A Port of Antioch Under Byzantium, Islam, and the Crusades: Acculturation and Differentiation at al- Mina: A.D. 350-1268"
Fred Donner & Donald Whitcomb
Research Associate, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Gavin Brockett "Betwixt and Between: Turkish Print Culture and the Emergence of National Identity, 1945-1954 "
Rashid Khalidi
Associate Professor, History and Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University
Robert Hawley "Studies in Ugaritic Epistolography"
Dennis Pardee
Faculty, Section des Sciences Religieuses, École Pratique des Hautes Études
Tracy Hoffman "Ascalon 'Arus al-Sham: Domestic Architecture and the Development of Byzantine-Islamic City"
Fred Donner & Donald Whitcomb
Supervisor and Ceramists Specialist, Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
David Cook "The Beginnings of Islam in Umayyad Syria"
Fred Donner
Professor of Religious Studies, Rice University
Khaled Keshk "The Depiction of Mu'awiya in the Early Islamic Sources"
Fred Donner
Associate Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, DePaul University
Shari L. Lowin "The Making of a Forefather: Abraham in Islamic and Jewish Exegetical Narratives"
Wadad Kadi
Professor of Religious Studies, Stonehill College
Scott Lucas "The Art of Hadith Compilation and Criticism: A Study of the Emergence of Sunni Islam in the Third/Ninth Century"
Wadad Kadi
Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, The University of Arizona
Mark Jonathan Wegner "Islamic Government: The Medieval Sunni Islamic Theory of the Caliphate and the Debate Over the Revival of the Caliphate in Egypt, 1924-1926"
Rashid Khalidi
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Anne Broadbridge "Mamluk Ideological and Diplomatic Relations with Mongol and Turkic Rulers of the Near East and Central Asia (658-807/1260-1405)"
John Woods
Associate Professor of History, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Edward William Castle "A Structural Study of Bronze Age Systems of Weight"
Edward Wente
Annie Higgins "The Qur'anic Exchange of the Self in the Poetry of Shurat (Khariji) Political Identity 38-132 A.H./651-750 A.D."
Wadad Kadi
Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature , Wayne State University
Joshua David Holo "An Economic History of the Jews of Byzantium, from the Eve of the Arab Conquest to the Fourth Crusade"
Norman Golb
Dean & Associate Professor of Jewish History, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Ali J. Hussain "A Developmental Analysis of the Events of Karbala in Early Islamic History."
Fred Donner
Clemens Reichel "Political Changes and Cultural Continuity in the Palace of the Rulers at Eshnunna (Tell Asmar) from the Ur III Period to the Isin-Larsa Period (ca. 2070-1850 B.C.)"
McGuire Gibson
Associate Curator of the Ancient Near East, the Royal Ontario Museum & Assistant Professor of Mesopotamian Archaeology , University of Toronto
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Elizabeth Schiller Friedman "Technological Style in Early Bronze Age Anatolia"
Ashlihan Yener
Director, Professional Master's Programs and New Initiatives & Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Dept. of Social Sciences, Illinois institute of Technology
Paul Heck "Qudama b. Jafar (d. 337/948) and his Kitab al-kharaj wa-sina'at al kitaba: Administrative Contributions to Knowledge"
Wadad Kadi
Professor of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
Fumi Karahashi "Sumerian Compound Verbs With Body Part Terms"
Miguel Civil
Associate Professor of Ancient Oriental Studies, Faculty of Letters at Chuo University
Ingrid M. Mattson "A Believing Slave is Better than an Unbeliever: A Study of Social Stratification in Early Islamic Society"
Fred Donner
London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies, Huron University College at Western University
Alexandra Alice O’Brien "Private Tradition, Public State: Women in Demotic Business and Administrative Texts from Ptolemaic and Roman Thebes."
Janet Johnson
Anne Margaret Porter "Mortality, Monuements and Mobilitiy: Ancestor Traditions and the Transcendence of Space"
McGuire Gibson
Eric Reymond "A Poetic Analysis of Ben Sira 40:11-44:17"
Dennis Pardee
Senior Lector in Biblical Hebrew, Yale Divinity School
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
David Clemens Adjunct Professor of Biblical Languages, Regent College
Timothy Joseph Collins "Natural Illness in Babylonian Medical Incantations"
Walter Farber
Sunil Sharma "Poetics of Court and Prison in the Divan of Mas'ud-e Sa'd"
Heshmat Moayyad
Professor of Persianate & Comparative Literature, Boston University
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Andrew John Baumann "The Suffix Conjugation of early Egyptian as Evidenced in the Underworld Books"
Edward Wente
Assistant Director (Editorial Production Manager), Health Administration Press
Marianne Kamp "Unveiling Uzbek Women: Reform, Liberation and Discourse in Central Asia: 1906-1929"
John Perry
Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University Bloomington
Marion Holmes Katz "Purified Companions: The Development of the Islamic Law of Ritual Purit"
Wadad Kadi
Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University
Katherine H. Lang "Awâ?¦’il in Early Arabic Historiography: Beginnings and Identity in the Middle Abbasid Empire"
Wadad Kadi
Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Weldon C. Matthews III "The Arab Istiqlal Party in Palestine"
Rashid Khalidi
Associate Professor, Department of History, Oakland University
Stuart Sears "A Monetary History of Iraq and Iran, ca. CE 500 to 750"
Fred Donner
Co-founder, Arabic Language Associates, LLC
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Paul M. Cobb "White Banners: Contention in ‘Abbasid Syria, 750-877"
Fred Donner
Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
Benjamin Fortna "Education for the Empire: Ottoman State Secondary Schools during the Reign of Sultan Abdülhamid II (1876-1909)"
Rashid Khalidi
Director & Professor, History of Modern Middle East and Ottoman Empire, University of Arizona
Albert Paul Hardy "Avicenna on Knowledge of the Self"
Scholar, Kalam Research & Media
Brigitte Treumann "The Role of Wood in the Rise and Decline of the Phoenician Settlements on the Iberian Peninsula"
McGuire Gibson
Owner, Resources 2000
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Camron Michael Amin "The Attentions of the Great Father: Rezâ?¦ Shâ?¦h, “The Woman Question,” and the Iranian Press, 1890-1946"
Rashid Khalidi
Professor of History, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Aḥmad Qodrī Azizy "Ikhtilāf among Muslim Jurists : A Translation and Analysis of al-Ṭaḥāwī's Chapter on "Judiciary and Testimonies" in His Ikhtilāf al-Fuqahāʼ"
Daniel Brown "Rethinking Tradition: Modern Discussions of Sunna in Egypt and Pakistan"
Director, Institute for the Study of Religion in the Middle East
John C. Darnell "The Enigmatic Netherworld Books of the Solar-Osirian Unity: Cryptographic Compositions in the Tombs of Tutankhamun, Ramesses VI, and Ramesses IX"
Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Yale University
Mohammad Hossam Fadel "Adjudication in the Mālikī Madhhab : a Study of Legal Process in Medieval Islamic Law"
Professor & former Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law (2006-16), Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Rachel S. Hallote "Mortuary Practices and their Implications for Social Organization in the Middle Bronze Southern Levant "
Professor of History, Purchase College SUNY
R. Mulyadhi Kartanegara "The Mukhtasar Siwan Al-Hikma of Umar B. Sahlan Al-Sawi: Arabic Text and Introduction"
Associate Professor, Centre for Islamic Studies, Universitit Brunei Darussalam
Peter Lacovara "State and Settlement: Deir el-Ballas and the Development, Structure, and Function of the New Kingdom Royal City"
Director, The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund
Stephen T. Parker "Nominal and Prospective Uses of the SDM F in the Coffin Texts"
Douglas Penney "Towards a Prehistory of Biblical Hebrew Roots: Phoneme Constraint and Polymorphism"
Associate Professor of Classical Languages; Classical Languages Section Coordinator, Wheaton College
Terry G. Wilfong "'The Woman of Jême': Women's Roles in a Coptic Town in Late Antique Egypt"
Professor of Egyptology and Curator for Graeco-Roman Egypt, University of Michigan
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Stuart Creason "Semantic Classes of Hebrew Verbs: A Study of Aktionsart in the Hebrew Verbal System"
Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
Ahmet Hadi "Dialectical Methodology and its Critique: Ghazali as a Case Study"
Lecturer, Faculty of Theology, Ankara University
Timothy P. Harrison "Life On the Edge: Human Adaptation and Resilience in the Semi-arid Highlands of Central Jordan during the Early Bronze Age"
Professor, Department of Near and ME Civilizations, University of Toronto
Marlis J. Saleh "Government Relations with the Coptic Community in Egypt during the Fāṭimid Period (358-567 A.H./969-1171 C.E.)"
Bibliographer for Middle East Studies, University of Chicago Library
David Douglas Testen "Asseverative LA- in Arabic and related Semitic particles "
Anthony J. Tomasino "Daniel and the Revolutionaries: The Use of the Daniel Tradition by Jewish Resistance Movements of Late Second-Temple Palestine"
Lead Pastor, Caro United Methodist Church
Judith M. Wilks "Aspects of the Köroğlu Destan: Chodźko and Beyond"
John Perry
Instructor, Northwestern University
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Elise Auerbach "Terra Cotta Plaques from the Diyala and their Archaeological and Cultural Contexts"
US Director of the American Institute of Indian Studies, Country Specialist for Iran and Jordan of Amnesty International USA
Sejin Koh "An Archaeological Investigation of the Snake Cult in the Southern Levant: The Chalcolithic Period through the Iron Age"
Former President, Professor, Asian Center for Theological Studies & Missions
Gary Long "Simile, Metaphor, and the Song of Songs"
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies , Bethel University
Paul E. Losensky "'Welcoming Fighānī': Imitation, Influence, and Literary Change in the Persian Ghazal, 1480-1680"
Heshmat Moayyad
Professor, Departments of Central Eurasian Studies and Comparative Literature, Indiana University Bloomington
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Clarissa C. Burt "Parallelism in Jāhiliyya Poetry and the Northwest Semitic Connection"
Associate Professor, Languages and Cultures Department, United States Naval Academy
Richard L. Goerwitz "Tiberian Hebrew Pausal Forms"
Data Warehouse Architect, Carleton College
Lisa Ann Heidorn "The Fortress of Dorginarti and Lower Nubia during the Seventh to Fifth Centuries B.C."
Research Associate, Oriental Institute Nubia Expedition
Augusta McMahon "The Early Dynastic Akkadian Transition in Southern Mesopotamia"
Reader in Mesopotamian Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Sholeh Alysia Quinn "Historical Writing During the Reign of Shâh ʻAbbâs I"
John Woods
Associate Professor of History, University of California Merced
Brannon M. Wheeler "Applying the Canon: The Authorization and Maintenance of Interpretive Reasoning in Sunnī Fiqh Scholarship"
Professor of History, United States Naval Academy
Grace Kate-Sue White "The Religious Iconography of Cappadocian Glyptic in the Assyrian Colony Period and its Significance in the Hittite New Kingdom "
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Peter Ross Bedford "Temple and Community in Early Achaemenid Judah"
John and Jane Wold Professor of Religious Studies, Union College
Raymond Johnson "An Asiatic Battle Scene of Tutankhamun from Thebes: A Late Amarna Antecedent of the Ramesside Battle-narrative Tradition "
Research Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, Director of Epigraphic Survey, Oriental Institute
Joseph Manning "The Conveyance of Real Property in Upper Egypt during the Ptolemaic Period: A Study of the Hauswaldt Papyri and Other Related Demotic Instruments of Transfer"
William K. & Marilyn Milton Simpson Professor of Classics & History; Senior Research Scholar, Law School, Yale University
Cynthia Miller "Reported Speech in Biblical and Epigraphic Hebrew"
Senior Professor and Head of Department, University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Peter Theodore Nash "The Hebrew Qal Active Participle: A Non-aspectual Narrative Backgrounding Element"
Professor, Wartburg College
Ernest Shreeves Tucker IV "Religion and Politics in the Era of Nâdir Shâh : The Views of Six Contemporary Sources"
Professor of History of the Middle East, Central Asia, Iran, Turkey, United States Naval Academy
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Peter A. Piccione "The Historical Development of the Game of Senet and its Significance for Egyptian Religion"
Associate Professor of History, College of Charleston
Yvonne J. Seng "The Üsküdar Estates (Tereke) as Records of Everyday Life in an Ottoman Town"
Emily Teeter "The Presentation of Ma'at: The Iconography and Theology of an Ancient Egyptian Offering Ritual"
Research Associate and Curator, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Edward James Walker "Aspects of the Primaeval Nature of Egyptian Kingship: Pharoah as Atum"
Iftikhar Zaman "The Evolution of a Hadith: Transmission, Growth and the Science of Rijal in a Hadith of Saʻd b. Abi Waqqas"
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Edward Brovarski "The Inscribed Material of the First Intermediate Period from Naga-ed-Dêr"
Adjunct Research Scholar, Department of Ar of the Ancient World, Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Steven W. Cole "Nippur in Late Assyrian Times, 750-612 B.C."
Senior Lecturer in Classics and Assistant Dean for Faculty Evaluation, Northwestern University
Peter der Manuelian "Studies in Archaism of the Egyptian Twenty-Sixth Dynasty"
Barbara Bell Professor of Egyptology; Director of the Harvard Semitic Museum, Harvard University
Ronald Lee Gorny "Al ̧isar Höyük in the Second Millennium B.C."
College Adviser, University of Chicago
Gary S. Greig "The Influence of the Semantic Categories of Egyptian Verbs of Perception and Cognition on Grammatical Structure in Late Egyptian"
Vice President for Content, Bible and Theology, Gospel Light Publications / Regal Books
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Sabah Jasim Abdul-Amir "Archaeological Survey of Ancient Settlements and Irrigation Systems in the Middle Euphrates Region of Mesopotamia "
James Alan Armstrong "The Archaeology of Nippur from the Decline of the Kassite Kingdom until the Rise of the Neo-Babylonian Empire"
Antony Greenwood "Istanbul's Meat Provisioning: A Study of the Celepkeşan System"
Adjunct Faculty, Department of History, Boğaziçi University
Richard Jasnow "A Late Period Hieratic Wisdom Text: P. Brooklyn 47.218.135"
Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Carol Ann Redmount "On an Egyptian/Asiatic Forntier: An Archaeological History of the Wadi Tumilat"
Professor of Near Eastern Studies, University of California Berkeley
Raymond D. Tindel "The History and Culture of Ẓafār"
Research Associate, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Bruce Theo Verhaaren "Architecture and Archaeological Analysis: Between the Early and Middle Bronze Ages at Kurban Höyük, Turkey"
Assistant Environmental Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Abbas Alizadeh "Mobile Pastoralism and the Development of Complex Societies in Highland Iran: The Evidence from Tall-i-Bakun A"
Helene Kantor
Senior Research Associate, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Lorelei Corcoran "Portrait Mummies from Roman Egypt"
Director, Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology Professor of Art History, Department of Art, University of Memphis
John C. Eisele "The Syntax and Semantics of Tense, Aspect and Time Reference in Cairene Arabic"
Arabic Studies Program Director, Associate Professor of Arabic Studies, College of William & Mary
Scott C. Layton "Archaic Features of Canaanite Personal Names in the Hebrew Bible"
John Gregory McMahon "The Hittite State Cult of the Tutelary Deities"
Associate Professor of Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies Linguistics, University of New Hampshire
Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud "The Concept of Knowledge in Islam and its Implications on the National System of Education in the Malaysian Context"
Director/Founder of Center for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science and Civilisation (CASIS),, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Jo Ann Scurlock "Magical Means of Dealing with Ghosts in Ancient Mesopotamia"
Adjunct Full Professor, History Department, Elmhurst College
Michael Owen Wise "The Temple Scroll: Its Composition, Date, Purpose and Provenance"
Scholar-in-Residence, Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Languages, University of Northwestern, St. Paul
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Guillermo Algaze "Mesopotamian Expansion and its Consequences: Informal Empire in the Late 4th Millenium B.C."
Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC San Diego
Richard Beal "The Organization of the Hittite Military"
Senior Research Associate, Chicago Hittite Dictionary, Oriental Institute
Gillian R. Bentley "Kinship and Social Structure at Early Bronze IA Bab edh-Dhra', Jordan: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Mortuary and Dental Data"
Professor, Department of Anthropology, Durham University
Mustafa Cerić "A Study of the Theology of Abu Mansur al-Maturidi: (ca. 235/850-944)"
President, World Bosniac Congress
John D. Currid "Archaeological Investigations into the Grain Storage Practices of Iron Age Palestine"
Chancellor's Professor of Old Testament , Reformed Theological Seminary
Aḥmad Zakī Mansūr Ḥammād "Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī's Juristic Doctrine in al- Mustaṣfá min ʻilm aluṣūl: With a Translation of Volume One of al- Mustaṣfá min ʻilm aluṣūl"
Thomas Emil Homerin "Filled with a Burning Desire: Ibn al-Fāriḍ, Poet, Mystic, and Saint"
Jaroslav Stetkevych
Professor of Religion, University of Rochester
Robert Ritner "The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice"
Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago & Oriental Institute
Robert Schick "The Fate of the Christians in Palestine during the Byzantine-Umayyad Transition, A.D. 600-750"
Research Associate, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Samuel Richard Wolff "Maritime Trade at Punic Carthage"
Excavations, Surveys & Research Department, Israeli Antiquities Authority
Yang Zhi "A Study of the Sargonic Archive from Adab"
Professor Emeritus, Institute for the the History of Ancient Civilizations at Northeast Normal University, China
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Peter Dorman "The Monuments of Senenmut: Problems in Historical Methodology"
Professor Emeritus of Egyptology, University of Chicago & Oriental Institute, Professor of History and Archaeology, President, American University of Beirut, American University of Beirut
Joseph A. Greene "The Carthaginian Countryside: Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Hinterland of Ancient Carthage"
Deputy Director and Curator, Harvard Semitic Museum
Valerie J. Hoffman "The Religious Life of Muslim Women in Contemporary Egypt"
Professor of Islamic Studies, Department of Religion, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
Masataka Takeshita "Ibn ʻArabi's theory of the perfect man and its place in the history of Islamic thought"
Professor Emeritus, Department of Islamic Studies, University of Tokyo
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Sandra Landis Gogel "A Grammar of Old Hebrew"
President and Founder, La Source Parisienne, Antique Consultancy and Excursion Company
Russell George Kempiners Jr. "The Struggle for Khurâsân: Aspects of Political, Military and Socio-economic Interaction in the Early 8th/14th Century"
Ann Macy Roth "Egyptian Phyles of the Old Kingdom"
Clinical Associate Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Art History, New York University
Elizabeth Jane Sherman "Nonclassical Orthographic Features of Late Period Hieroglyphic Egyptian: 400 to 280 B.C."
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Eugene Cruz-Uribe "Saite and Persian Demotic Cattle Documents and their Use in the Legal System in Ancient Egypt"
Professor of History, Indiana University East
Nurcholish Madjid "Ibn Taymiyya on Kalām and Falsafa: A Problem of Reason and Revelation in Islam"
Rector, Paramadina University, Indonesia
Richard L. Zettler "The Ur III Inanna Temple at Nippur"
Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Alparslan Açıkgenç "The Concept of Existence in Ṣadrā and Heidegger"
Professor of Philosophy, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Ibrahim al-Sinjilawi "The Lament for Fallen Cities: A Study of the Development of the Elegiac Genre in Classical Arabic Poetry"
Ahmad Syafi'i Maarif "Islam as the Basis of State: A Study of the Islamic Political Ideas as Reflected in the Constituent Assembly Debates in Indonesia"
Senior Lecturer, IKIP Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Tamara Sonn "Bandalī al-Jawzī's The History of Intellectual Movements in Islam"
Professor in the History of Islam, Georgetown University
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Douglas L. Esse "Beyond Subsistence: Beth Yerah and Northern Palestine in the Early Bronze Age"
Lawrence Stager
Former Assistant Professor, Oriental Institute
Marcia K. Hermansen "Shāh Walī Allāh's theory of religion in Ḥujjat Allāh al-bāligha : with a translation of Volume I of Ḥujjat Allāh albāligha"
Professor, Theology Department, Loyola University Chicago
Bruce Alan Masters "The Merchants of Aleppo (1630-1730): The Commercial and Financial Life of an Ottoman Arab City"
Professor of History, Wesleyan University
Carol Meyer "Stone Artifacts from Tutub, Eshnunna, and Nippur"
Research Associate, Oriental Institute
Samuel Michael Shahid "Mihyār al-Daylamī: His Biography, Poetic Work, and its Characteristics"
Professor Emeritus, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Raphael Ventura "Living in a City of the Dead: A Selection of Topographical and Administrative Terms in the Documents of the Theban Necropolis"
Professor Emeritus, Institute of Archaeology Tel Aviv University, Institute of Archaeology Tel Aviv University
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
James P. Allen "The Inflection of the Verb in the Pyramid Texts"
Professor of Egyptology, Brown University
Donna Lee Bowen "Contemporary Muslim Religious Attitudes toward Family Planning in Morocco"
Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University
Eric Doret "Old and Middle Egyptian Narrative Verbal System"
Grant Frame "Babylonia 689-627 B.C., a Political History"
Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Director of the Center for Ancient Studies, University of Pennsylvania
John Walter Jandora "Buṭrus al-Bustānī: Ideas, Endeavors, and Influence"
Supervisory Analyst, US Army Special Operations Command, Adjunct Professor of International Relations, Webster University
Paul Sprachman "The Comic Works of ʻUbayd-I Zākānī : A Study of Medieval Persian Bawdy, Verbal Aggression, and Satire"
Heshmat Moayyad
Assistant Professor of Persian, Rutgers University
Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych "Innovation in a Literary Tradition: Abu Tamman, Poet and Anthologist"
Jaroslav Stetkevych
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Chair, Georgetown University
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Irene A. Bierman "Art and Politics: The Impact of Fatimid Uses of Ṭirāz Fabrics"
Professor Emerita, Department of Art History, UCLA
Paul E. Zimansky "The Political and Economic Organization of the Urartian State"
Professor of Archaeology and Ancient History, SUNY-Stony Brook
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Valerie M. Fargo "Settlement in Southern Palestine during Early Bronze III"
Director, the Coppage-Gordon School for Ministry
Leon Marfoe "Between Qadesh and Kumidi: A History of Frontier Settlement and Land Use in the Biqaʻ, Lebanon"
Mark Smith "The Demotic Mortuary Papyrus Louvre E. 3452"
Professor of Egyptology, University of Oxford
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Hillel Gideon Fradkin "Ibn Tufayl's Ḥayy Ibn Yaqẓān on the Relationship of Mysticism, Prophecy, and Philosophy"
Director, Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future the Muslim World, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Robert George Hassert "The Late Bronze Age Painted Pottery of Palestine and Syria: Quantitative and Stylistic Analyses"
Thomas F. Michel "Ibn Taymiyya's al-Jawāb al-ṣaḥīḥ :A Muslim Theologian's Response to Christianity"
Adjunct Professor, Senior Fellow, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University
Umar Fārūq Abd-Allāh "Mālik's Concept of ʻAmal in the Light of Mālikī Legal Theory"
Chairman of the Board, Scholar-in-Residence, Nawawi Foundation
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Necia Gamm "Riyāżı̄'s Riyāż us-Şuʻarā"
Albert Leonard "The Nature and Extent of the Mycenaen Presence in the Southeastern Mediterranean"
Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious Studies & Classics, University of Arizona
Juris Zarins "The Domestication of Equidae in Third Millennium B.C. Mesopotamia"
Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Missouri State University
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Jesse L. Boyd III "A Collection and Examination of the Ugaritic Vocabulary Contained in the Akkadian Texts from Ras Shamra"
Michael Bylebel "The Wisdom of Illumination: A Study of the Prose Stories of Suhrawardi"
Heshmat Moayyad
Yousef Majidzadeh "The Early Prehistoric Cultures of the Central Plateau of Iran: An Archaeological History of its Development during the Fifth and Fourth Millennia B.C."
Professor Emeritus, University of Tehran
David Walter Nasgowitz "Prices of Commodities, Slaves, and Real Estate at Ugarit in the Fourteenth-Thirteenth Centuries B.C."
Adjunct Professor of Religion, College of DuPage
Bruce Williams "Archaeology and Historical Problems of the Second Intermediate Period"
Research Associate, Oriental Institute
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Margaret Whitney Green "Eridu in Sumerian Literature"
Ziaul Haque (d. 1988) "Theory and Practice of Land Tenure in Early Islam: Origin and Development of the Legal Doctrine of m̲ u̲z̲a̲r̲a̲ʻ̲a̲"
Chief of Research, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Bernard Lalor "The Politics and the Reforms of Sultan Mahmud II, 1826-1839"
Saleh Omar "Ibn al-Haytham and Greek Optics: A Comparative Study in Scientific Methodology"
Dennis G. Pardee "The Preposition in Ugaritic"
Henry Crown Professor of Hebrew Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago & Oriental Institute
David P. Silverman "Interrogative Constructions with jn and jn-jw in Spoken and Written Old and Middle Egyptian"
Professor of Egyptology and Curator of Penn Museum's Egyptian Section, University of Pennsylvania
John David Whitehead "Early Aramaic Epistolography: The Arsames Correspondence"
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Michael C. Hillmann "Unity in the Ghazals of Ḥāfeẓ"
Heshmat Moayyad
Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati "The Early Trans- Caucasian Culture: Geographical and Chronological Interaction"
Visiting Professor at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles
Paul E. Walker "Abū Yaʻqūb al-Sijistānī and the Development of Ismaili Neoplatonism"
Senior Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Miriam S. Galston "Opinion and Knowledge in Farabis' Understanding of Aristotle's Philosophy"
Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University
Syed Salman Nadvi "ʻAbd Allāh ibn al-Zubayr and the Caliphate"
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Janet H. Johnson "Demotic Verbs and Dialects"
Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago & Oriental Institute
Harriet P. Martin "Fara: An Archaeological Study of a Third- Millennium City"
Former Director, British Institute for the Study of Iraq
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Elizabeth Carter "Elam in the Second Millennium B.C.: The Archaeological Evidence"
Professor Emeritus, UCLA
William M. Hutchins "Fakhr al-Din al-Razi on Knowledge"
Professor of Religious Studies, Appalachian State University
Luke Matthew Kuriakos "Non-paradigmatic Forms of Weak Verbs in Masoretic Hebrew"
Martin J. McDermott "The Theology of al- Shaikh al-Mufīd: Its Relation to the Imamite Traditionalists and to the Baghad Mutazilites"
Mohamed Ahmed Sherif "Ghazali's Theory of Virtue"
Joan Westenholz "Some Aspects of Old Babylonian Syntax as Found in the Letters of the Period"
Former Chief Curator, Bible Lands Museum
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
John B. Callender "Coptic Nominal Sentences and Related Constructions"
Professor Emeritus of Egyptian, UCLA
Rudolph Henry Dornemann "The Cultura and Archaeological History of the Transjordan in the Bronze and Iron Ages"
Tarif Khalidi "Mas'ūdī's theory and practice of history"
Sheikh Zayed Chair in Islamic and Arabic Studies, American University Beirut
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Jerrold S. Cooper "Sumero-Akkadian Literary Bilingualism"
W.W. Spence Professor Emeritus of Semitic Languages, Johns Hopkins University
Khalid Taha El-Dissouky "Elephantine in the Old Kingdom"
Leonard H. Lesko "The Composition of the Book of Two Ways"
Professor Emeritus of Egyptology, Brown University
A. Marzal-Gonzales "The Organization of the Mari State"
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
McGuire Gibson "The City and Area of Kish"
Professor of Mesopotamian Archaeology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago & Oriental Institute
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Carl E. DeVries (1921-2010) "Attitudes of the Ancient Egyptians Toward Physical-Recreative Activities "
Oriental Institute Nubian Expedition (1963-4); Research Associate, Oriental Institute (1965-75); Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL; Interim Pastor, South Shore Baptist Church (1951-52)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Rivkah Brickman Harris (1928-2017) "The Archive of the Sin Temple in Tutub (Khafajah)"
Ezzat O. Negahban (1926-2009) "The Buff Ware Sequence in Khuzistan"
Donald McCown
Professor, Department of Archaeology, Tehran University (1956-79), Dean of Letters and Sciences (1975-79), Director, Iran Bastan Museum (1966-68)
Jeanny E. Vorys (1929-2007) "A Study of Stratigraphy, Pottery and Burials from Sites of the Second Millenium B.C. in Central Anatolia"
Robert Braidwood (?) Robert McC. Adams (?)
Later, Jeanny Vorys Canby. PhD at Bryn Mawr; Visiting Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University; Curator, Ancient Near East wing,, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Rashid Salem El-Nadoury (1913-) "The Egyptian Term hʻ -nswt and the Problems of the "Accession" of the Egyptian King"
Faisal Jasim El-Wailly (1920-) "The Political History of the Kassite Period in Babylonia"
Director-General of Antiquities, Baghdad
Wolfgang William Hallo (1928-2015) "The Ensi's of the Ur III Dynasty"
I.J. Gelb
Professor, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion (1956-62); Professor, Assyriology and Babylonian Literature, and Curator, Babylonian Collection, Yale (1961-2002)
Richard Rolland Mertz "Some Aspects of Egyptian Autobiography before the New Kingdom"
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Barbara G. Mertz (1927-2013) "Certain Titles of the Egyptian Queens and their Bearing on the Hereditary Right to the Throne"
John A. Wilson
Author (also as Barbara Michaels, Elizabeth Peters, and Barbara Mertz),
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Herbert Harry Paper (1925-2012) "The Phonology and Morphology of Royal Achaemenid Elamite"
Hebrew Union College (1977-99), Fulbright Scholarship, Iran (1952); Professor of Linguistics and Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan (1953-77); Dean of Graduate Studies
Nataraj Govindji Vashi (1924-1999) "Dance in Sanskrit Literature from Pāṇini to Bharata Mun"
Hindu philosophy and dance, Black Mountain College
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Leroy Richard Hammill (1913-1997) "Biblical interpretation in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha"
Clergyman (Seventh Day Adventist), Missionary, Professor, President, Andrews University (1963-76)
Charles O. Hucker (1919-) "Dance in the Early Sanskrit Literature"
Instructor, University of Arizona and Oakland University; Chair, Department of Far Eastern Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan (1965-83)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
George M. Haddad (1910-2000) "Aspects of Social Life in Antioch in the Hellenistic-Roman Period"
Syrian State University, Damascus (1950-60); Professor, Committee on Middle Eastern Studies, UC Santa Barbara (1960-1980); University of San Francisco
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
William John McCoy, Jr. (1924-2007) "Some Principles of the Evolution in Character Forms as Found in the Bronze Inscriptions of the Chou Dynasty"
PhD in Linguistics at Cornell (1966); Professor of Chinese, Japanese, and Mongolian, Cornell (1966-84)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Richard Augusto Caminos (1915-1992) "Osorkon's annals : being a translation of, and a philological commentary on, the hieroglyphic texts inscribed on the Bubastite gate in the great temple of Amun at Karnak"
Queen’s College, Oxford (1945-6); Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute Chicago at Luxor (1947-50); Professor, Brown University, 1952-79; Visiting Professor, University of Leningrad and the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, (1973-4)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Linda Braidwood (1909-2003) "Artifactual Materials of Terminal Food-gathering Stage of North Africa and the Near East"
Research Associate, Joint Chicago-Istanbul Prehistoric Project, Oriental Institute (1947-76)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Helene J. Kantor (1919-1993) "Plant Ornament: Its Origin and Development in the Ancient Near East"
Professor Emerita, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago & Oriental Institute
Miriam Lichtheim (1914-2004) ""The Songs of the Harpers" "
Keith Seele, John Wilson, Henri Frankfort
New School for Social Research (New York); Academic Librarian, Yale; Near East Bibliographer, UCLA (retired 1974); Lecturer in Egyptian Literature, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1982-88)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Robert Braidwood (1907-2003) "The Comparative Archaeology of Early Syria: From the Time of the Earliest Known Village Cultures through the Akkadian Period"
Henri Frankfort
Professor, Departments of Anthropology and NELC (1945-78); Member, National Academy of Sciences
Edwin R. Thiele (1895-1986) "The Chronology of the Kings of Judah and Israel"
Emmanuel Missionary College (1937-) Professor of Antiquity, Andrews University (1963-65)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Donald Eugene McCown (1910-1985) "A Historical Study of the Material Culture of Iran, Down to the Middle of the Third Millennium"
Henri Frankfort / A. Olmstead
Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures (NELC), University of Chicago (1942-55)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Israel Horowitz (1908-2006) "The Structure of a Coptic Donation Contract"
Ann Louise Perkins (1915-2006) "The Comparative Stratigraphy of Prehistoric Mesopotamia"
Henri Frankfort
Research Associate, Yale (1949-65); Professor, Art History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1965-78)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Holger Alrik Lindsjo (1907-1994) "A Study of the Hebrew Root [shuv] and its Religious Concepts"
Ruth Cutter Nash (d. 1967) "The Relationship of Egyptian to the Semitic and Hamitic Languages: A Critical Bibliography"
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Lynn Wood Harper (1887-) "The Evolution of Systems of Defense in Palestine"
Charles Francis Nims (1906-1988) "University of Michigan Demotic Papyri: Papyri from Philadelphia"
Field Director, Oriental Institute Epigraphic Survey
Lewis Victor Thomas (1914-1965) "Contribution Toward a Bibliography of Turkish Studies"
Robert College, Istanbul PhD Free University, Belgium (1947) Professor, Oriental Studies, Princeton (1949-65)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Allen Diehl Albert, Jr (1901-1972) "The Development of the City in Ancient Babylonia and Assyria"
Professor, Department of Sociology, Emory University
Alexander Heidel (1907-1955) "The Quadriliteral Verb in Akkadian"
I.J. Gelb
Research Associate, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Anis Furayhah (1903-1992) "Quadriliterals from the dialect of Ras al-Matn (Lebanon)"
Professor, American University of Beirut (1929-67), and Lebanese University (1969-74)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Morris Gross (1904-1989) "The Relation of Blessing and Cursing in the Psalms to the Evolution of Hebrew Religion" additional 1932 MA in Department Of Old Testament on "Family Life in Ancient Israel"
Richard Treadwell Hallock (1906-1980) "The Chicago Syllabary and the Louvre Syllabary AO 7661"
Oriental Institute Research Associate, Assyrian Dictionary Project (1934-41 and 1947-63); War Department, Washington DC (1941-47); Associate Professor, Oriental Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago (1963-1971)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Nabia Abbott "The Ḳurrah Papyri of the Oriental Institute"
Martin Sprengling
Professor Emerita, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago & Oriental Institute
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Nejla Mustapha (Abu) Izzeddin "Taha Husain and the Dawn of Islam"
PhD in 1934, author of several books on the Druze and the Arab world, associated with Vassar College
Calvin Wells McEwan (1906-1950) "The Oriental Origin of Hellenistic Kingship"
Oriental Institute, directed excavations at Halay-Catal Hoylik. Tell al-ludaidah, Tell Tayinat, Tell Dhahab, and Tell Kurdu in Amuq Valley, 1932-38. Major, US Army, WWII
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Constantine Zurayk (Qusṭanṭīn Zurayq, 1909-2000) "Miskawaihi's Ethics and Greek Thought"
Martin Sprengling
PhD Princeton (under Philip Hitti), Professor, American University of Beirut, Syrian Delegation to the UN (1945-6), Vice President AUB (1952-); coined the term "Nakba"
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Hans Henning von der Osten (1899-1960) "Explorations in Central Anatolia (season 1926)"
James Henry Breasted (?)
Chair of Archaeology, Ankara University (1936-39); Professor, University of Uppsala (1951-59); Director DAI, Tehran (1960)
William Ernest Frank Ward (1900-1994) "Egyptian Royal Messenger Service, The Predecessor of Later European Diplomacy"
James Henry Breasted (?)
Director of Education, British Colonial Education Service, Mauritius
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Fred William Geers "A Babylonian Omen-text"
Daniel David Luckenbill (?)
John Albert Wilson (1899-1976) "The Texts of the battle of Kadesh"
James Henry Breasted (?)
Professor of Egyptology, Oriental Langs. & Lits., University of Chicago; Director of Oriental Institute (1936-46)
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Gertrude Voigtlander Tweedie (1885-1953) "The relation of Hindu and Muhammadan cultures to each other in India"