Core Faculty

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Rochelle Davis

Director, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) and Associate Professor, Anthropology
Specializations: Arab society and culture, refugees and migration in the Arab world, historiography, conflict
Office Location: 255 ICC
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Fida J. Adely

Director, Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS); Associate Professor, Anthropology; and Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies
Specializations: Arab Society and Culture; Development; Education; Labor; Women & Gender
Office Location: 241 ICC

Fida Adely is an Associate Professor and the holder of the Clovis and Hala Salaam Maksoud Chair in Arab Studies at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Dr. Adely is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include education, women and development, and gender and labor in the Arab world.

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Osama Abi-Mershed

Associate Professor, History
Specializations: North Africa, Arabs and Ottomans, colonial and post-colonial Franco-Maghribi relations
Office Location: History Department
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Marwa Daoudy

Assistant Professor, International Relations
Specializations: International relations, critical security studies, environmental security, negotiation theory, peace and conflict, water, Middle East politics, Syria, Syria-Turkey relations
Office Location: 241 ICC
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Daniel Neep

Assistant Professor, Arab Politics
Specializations: State formation and state-society relations in the Middle East; Politics of Syria; State theory, space, violence; Colonialism and empire; Comparative-historical analysis; Qualitative and interpretive research methods in the social sciences
Office Location: ICC 149
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Joseph Sassoon

Professor and CCAS Sheikh Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah Chair
Specializations: Political economy and economic history of the Arab world; Modern history and politics (particularly of Iraq); Iraqi refugees; Politics and economics of authoritarianism
Office Location: 145 ICC