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CMES Affiliated Faculty (UA)

Current and retired UA faculty members who are in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies or who have been accepted by the CMES Governing Board. Read the affiliation guidelines here.

Faculty Members (UA)

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Matthew Abraham's picture
Matthew Abraham
Professor, English
Email: mabraham1@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1836
Office: Modern Languages 445
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Amir I. Ajami
(retired) Associate Director, CALS International Programs
Email: aajami@email.arizona.edu
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Sama Alshaibi
Professor, Art
Email: alshaibi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7575
Office: Art Building & Art Museum 108
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Mohamed Ansary
Instructor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Email: mansary@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5745
Office: Marshall 441
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Robert Ariew
(retired) Professor Emeritus
Email: ariewr@email.arizona.edu
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Cihan Artunç
Assistant Professor, Economics
Email: cartunc@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6224
Office: McClelland Hall 401
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Mahmoud Azaz
Assistant Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Email: mazaz@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-8013
Office: Marshall 442
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Nayel Badareen
Lecturer, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Email: badareen@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-8013
Office: Marshall 450
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Adele Barker
Technical Expert
Email: adeleb@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7341
Office: LSB 305
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Mamadou A. Baro
Associate Research Anthropologist Professor, School of Anthropology Professor, Arid Lands Resources Sciences - GIDP
Email: baro@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-2624
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 318
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Carine Bourget
Professor, French and Italian Professor, Near Eastern Studies
Email: bourgetc@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-0792
Office: Modern Languages 559
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Leslie Boyer
(retired) Associate Professor, Clinical Pediatrics Professor, Pathology - (Clinical Scholar Track) Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute Director, Viper Institute
Email: boyer@viper.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-6229
Office: Arizona Health Sciences Center, 6131
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Alex Braithwaite
Associate Professor, School of Government and Public Policy
Email: abraith@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7600
Office: Social Sciences, 315
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Michael Brewer
Department Head, Research and Learning Librarian
Email: brewerm@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-307-2771
Office: Main Library, A204
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Melody Buckner
Interim Dean, University of Arizona South Director, Digital Learning Initiatives and Online Education
Email: mbuckner@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-9484
Office: University Services Building, 301
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Robert A Burns
Associate Professor Emeritus
Email: raburns@email.arizona.edu
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Megan Carney
Assistant Professor, School of Anthropology
Email: mcarney@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520.621.5078
FAX: 520.621.2088
Office: Emil W. Haury Building, Room 318
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Nader V. Chalfoun
Professor, Architecture Program Chair, M S in Architecture Professor, Global Change - GIDP
Email: chalfoun@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6740
Office: Architecture 104
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Abdessalem Choura
Instructor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Email: achoura@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-8013
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg. 440
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Gary Christopherson
Associate Professor of Practice, School of Geography and Development Director, Center for Applied Spatial Analysis Associate Professor, Remote Sensing / Spatial Analysis - GIDP
Email: garych@casa.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1652
Office: ENR2 S434
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Julia Clancy-Smith
Professor, MENAS Professor, Near Eastern Studies Regents Professor Professor, Roshan GIDP - Persian and Iranian Studies
Email: juliac@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-8421
Office: Marshall 440
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Saad Dagher
Library Information Associate,Senior
Email: sadagher@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-307-2832
Office: Main Library A501
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Linda Darling
Professor, History Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Professor, Roshan GIDP - Persian and Iranian Studies
Email: ldarling@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 20-621-9754
Office: Social Sciences 000231
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Chris Demchak
Associate Professor, School of Public Administration and Policy
Email: demchak@email.arizona.edu
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Kyle DiRoberto
Assistant Professor, English, UA South; CMES ISPP Fellow (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018)
Email: droberto@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 439-8846
Office: 1140 N COLOMBO, UA South
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Ted Downing
Research Professor, Social Development
Email: downing@u.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-2025
Office: AZ Research Labs Annex 111
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Richard Eaton
Professor, History Professor, Near Eastern Studies Professor, Roshan GIDP - Persian and Iranian Studies
Email: reaton@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-8120
Office: Social Sciences 111B
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Audra El Vilaly
Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Master's in Development Practice Program
Email: audra@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1652
Office: Environment and Natural Res. 2 (#S434)
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Charles M. Falco
(retired) Professor, Optical Sciences Chair, Condensed Matter Physics Professor, Physics
Email: falco@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6771
Office: Gould-Simpson 1021
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Samira Farwaneh
Associate Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Associate Professor, Linguistics Associate Professor, Second Language Acquisition/Teaching Grad I Associate Professor, Second Language Acquisition / Teaching - GIDP
Email: farwaneh@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-8629
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg 440
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