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Ayça Alemdaroğlu

Ayça Alemdaroğlu

Associate Director, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program; Lecturer in Sociology and MENA

ayca@northwestern.edu

Ayça Alemdaroğlu (Ph. D. Cambridge 2011) is a sociologist and the Associate Director of the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at Northwestern University. Her research has focused on Turkey and has engaged with a broad range of theoretical and ethnographic issues. These include youth culture and politics, gender and sexuality, constructions of space and place, experiences of modernity, nationalism, eugenics and higher education. The concern in much of her work is with the ways in which social inequality is produced and reproduced through bodies, places and institutions and informs the experiences of ordinary people.

Before coming to Northwestern, Ayça was a post-doctoral fellow and a lecturer in the Anthropology Department and the Thinking Matters Program at Stanford University. She was also a visiting scholar in the Department of Sociology  at New York University between 2006-2008. Ayça was born and raised in Ankara and studied political science and sociology in the Middle East Technical University and Bilkent University. 

Inna Naroditskaya

Inna Naroditskaya

Professor of Ethnomusicology

in-narod@northwestern.edu

Fields of Interest: music, gender, politics; anthropology, Slavic, Middle-Eastern studies
Research Areas: Azerbaijani musical culture, gender, Islam and music, Russian eighteenth-century music and politics, post Soviet 'Eastern' states
Languages: Russian, Azeri, French

Nasrin Qader

Nasrin Qader

Associate Professor of French

n-qader@northwestern.edu

Fields of Interest: Contemporary literatures in French, Arabic, Persian; philosophy and literature; Islamic thought and mysticism
Research Areas: African literature (French and Arabic); literary theory
Languages: English, French, Arabic, Persian, Spanish
Elie Rekhess

Elie Rekhess

Visiting Professor of History and Visiting Crown Chair in Israel Studies

e-rekhess@northwestern.edu

Fields of Interest: History of the contemporary Middle East, Israeli society, The Arab-Palestinian minority in Israel, Political Islam, Hamas and Islamic Jihad
Research Areas: The Arabs-Palestinians in Israel, Islamic resurgence in Gaza and the West Bank, Israel Studies
Languages: English, Hebrew, Arabic
Shayna Silverstein

Shayna Silverstein

Assistant Professor of Performance Studies

shayna.silverstein@northwestern.edu

Fields of Interest: popular culture, nationalism, sectarianism, masculinity and gender, embodiment, sound, performance cultures

Research Areas: Syria, Lebanon

Languages: Arabic

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