Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies office and library are closed except by appointment only; to reach us, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm, or to find out how to set an appointment, please refer to our CMES contact page.

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community.

FLAS Fellows

2018-2019 Fellows
Title VI (US Department of Education) Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year and Summer fellowships are offered through the University of Arizona's Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Fellow (department), language/level, program


-Jake Abtahi (MENAS), Undergraduate, Intermediate Russian

-Neal Feldman (MENAS), Graduate, Advanced Modern Standard Arabic

-Chelsea Forer (Anthropology), Undergraduate, Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic

-Samantha Goodrich (History), Graduate, Intermediate Turkish

-Yezan Hassan (Arabic), Undergraduate, Advanced Modern Standard Arabic 

-Danielle Kirchoff (Arabic/MENAS), Undergraduate, Advanced Modern Standard Arabic 

-Jared Lindsey (Arabic/MENAS), Undergraduate, Advanced Modern Standard Arabic 

-Madeleine Rodish (Global Studies and Arabic), Undergraduate, Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic

-Rachel Rosenbaum (Anthropology), Graduate, Advanced Modern Standard Arabic



Undergraduate Fellows

-Amin Abtahi (Arabic/Pre-Nursing/Russian), Advanced Arabic

-Matthew Barngrover (MENAS/Political Science/Turkish), Advanced Turkish

-Ariella Lee (Business Administration), Advanced Persian

-Alexandra Palmer (Arabic/MENAS), Advanced Modern Standard Arabic

-Michael Sauers (Arabic/German Studies/Political Science), Advanced Modern Standard Arabic

-Julia Ann Schimmel (Arabic/MENAS/Political Science), Adanced Modern Standard Arabic

-Talia Sherman (MENAS/Political Science), Advanced Modern Standard Arabic

-Madeleine Rodish (Arabic/Global Studies/ MENAS), Advanced Modern Standard Arabic


Graduate Fellows

-Robin Brackett (Roshan GIDP), Advanced Persian

-Renee Spellman (MENAS), Intermediate Hebrew

Click here for more information on the FLAS.
Click here for past FLAS recipients.