Alumni Placement

Alumni
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1903 (www.metmuseum.org).
2018-19
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Samuel Hodgkin "Lāhūtī: Persian Poetry in the Making of the Literary International, 1906-1957"
Franklin Lewis
Lecturer, Colgate University
N. Ipek Huner-Cora "'The Story Has It:' Prose, Gender, and Space in the Early Modern Ottoman World"
Hakan Karateke
Lecturer, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Boğaziçi University
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
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard Law School
2017-18
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
Brittany Hayden " Price Formation and Fluctuation in Ptolemaic Egypt"
Brian Muhs
Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group
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
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
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
2016-17
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
Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology for Adult Education Courses , Oriental Institute
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 Classical Islam in the Department of Near East and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University
Michael Fisher "The Late Chalcolithic 1 Period in Northern Mesopotamia: Tell Zeidan, Syria, in Regional Context"
Gil Stein
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
Program Coordinator, Graduate Enrollment Initiatives, University of Chicago
2015-16
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 Bumbaugh "Calling Out to Isis: the Enduring Nubian Presence at Philae"
Janet Johnson
Adjunct Professor, American University
Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer "The Exploitation of Avian Resources in Ancient Egypt: A Socio-Economic Study"
Janet Johnson
Kathryn Bandy "Town and District: Local and Regional Administration during the Second Intermediate Period"
Robert Ritner
Yasar Tolga Cora "Transforming Erzurum/Karin: The Social and Economic History of A Multi-Ethnic Ottoman City in The Nineteenth Century"
Holly Shissler
Lecturer, 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
Viterbi Visiting Professor, Jewish Studies/NELC, UCLA
2014-15
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
Rodrigo Adem "The Sources for an Intellectual Biography of Ibn Taymīya"
Ahmed El Shamsy
College Fellow, Department of History, Harvard 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
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
Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica, Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University
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
2013-14
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
Curator of Eastern Christian and Islamic Manuscripts, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, St. John's 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 "Through the Eyes of Others: Trade Diasporas and Early Modern Geographical Knowledge"
John Woods
Instructor (History), 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
2012-13
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
Associate , 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
2011-12
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
Marya Green-Mercado "Morisco Apocalypticism: Politics of Prophecy in the Early Modern Mediterranean"
Cornell Fleischer
Assistant Professor of Mediterranean Studies, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan
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
2010-11
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 , 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
Lecturer, Hacettepe University
2009-10
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
Associate Director, American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR)
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
2008-09
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
Associate Professor, Department of History, Philosophy, & 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
2007-08
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 De Gifis "Qur'anic Rhetoric in the Politics of al-Ma'mun's Caliphate"
Wadad Kadi
Associate Professor of Islamic Studies Director of Master's program in Near Eastern languages; director of minor program in Religious 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
2006-07
Name Dissertation Title / Advisor Job Placement
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
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
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
Patrick Wing "The Jalayirids and Dynastic State Formation in the Medieval Islamic World"
John Woods
Associate Professor of History, University of Redlands