Winter 2019 Classes!Our award-winning faculty are offering exciting Winter Quarter classes on Postcolonial Noir, Iran's Female Poets, Islamic Political Thought & Activism, Porous Borders: Geography, Power and Tactics of Movement, Reading Classical Arabic Texts, and courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew.
ResearchMENA faculty members produce cutting-edge research and public scholarship on the contemporary Middle East and North Africa, publishing articles in leading academic journals and books that are widely taught and make an impact both in the scholarly world and in the wider cultural conversation.
LanguagesStudying a language of the Middle East and North Africa allows you to have a more intimate perspective on the cultures, histories, and societies of the region. Whether you choose to major in MENA or not, you may enroll in courses in any of the four major languages of the region: Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish.
News and Events
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston
The Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) is pleased to present this program in partnership with the Institute for the S...
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Off-Campus
The Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) and the Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) at Northw...
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston
Revival From Below: The Deoband Movement and Global Islam Faculty Book Colloquium presented by Professor Brannon Ingram, featuring pane...