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Stephennie Mulder

Stephennie Mulder wins 2015 Hamilton Author Award!

Tue, Nov 3, 2015

We are so pleased to congratulate Stephennie Mulder, whose book The Shrines of the Alids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shias, and the Architecture of Coexistence is the recipient of the 2015 University Co-op Hamilton Book Author Award!


Professor Anat and students

Welcome to Anat Maimon!

Mon, Oct 12, 2015

We are thrilled to announce a new addition to our Hebrew faculty, Anat Maimon!


Persian of Iran Today Volume II now available and for sale on Amazon

Anousha Shahsavari and Blake Atwood have collaborated to bring Persian language learners a continuation of introductory concepts in Persian language studies.

Thu, Oct 8, 2015

The continuation of the introductory course text for Persian language is now available on Amazon.


Denise Spellberg: “Ben Carson Would Fail U.S. History”

History/MES scholar answered question of whether a Muslim could be president nine years ago.

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Denise A. Spellberg, Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies, published a piece in Time magazine today in response to GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson’s remark this past Sunday on Meet the Press that he would not support a Muslim presidential candidate, and calling Islam inconsistent with the constitution.


Welcome to Samy Ayoub

Wed, Aug 19, 2015

We are thrilled that Dr. Samy Ayoub will join us this fall from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where he taught Islamic and Ottoman law, Muslims ethics, and contemporary Islamic thought.


The Importance of Middle East Literature in Translation

Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Wendy Moore, publications editor for UT Austin’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, discusses the art and value of translating works of literature in this podcast from University of Texas Press.


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