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Adel Abdel Ghafar

Adel Abdel Ghafar

Dr. Adel Abdel Ghafar is a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and at the Brookings Doha Center, where he was previously Acting Director of Research (2016-2017). He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He specializes in political economy and his research…
Noha Aboueldahab

Noha Aboueldahab

Noha Aboueldahab is a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and at the Brookings Doha Center.She is an award-winning specialist in transitional justice in the Arab region. Her book, Transitional Justice and the Prosecution of Political Leaders in the Arab Region: A comparative study of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen (Oxford, Hart Publishing:…
Rogaia Abusharaf

Rogaia Abusharaf

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf is a Professor of Anthropology and author of Transforming Displaced Women in Sudan: Politics and the Body in a Squatter Settlement (U. of Chicago Press 2009); Female Circumcision: Multicultural Perspectives (Ed.).(University of Pennsylvania Press 2006) and Wanderings (Cornell University Press 2002). She is the editor of 2010…
Akintunde Akinade

Akintunde Akinade

Dr. Akintunde Akinade is Professor at the School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Before coming to Georgetown University, he taught courses in comparative religions, Christian thought, and Christian-Muslim relations at High Point University in High Point, NC, for twelve years. He has also taught at Wesleyan University, College of New…
Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian is an associate professor of History at Georgetown University in Qatar. He received his doctorate in History from Georgetown University, where he wrote his dissertation on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt during the decade of the 1970s. He received his Master’s degree in Sociology of Religion from the…
Mahmoud Al-Ashiri

Mahmoud Al-Ashiri

Dr. Mahmoud Al-Ashiri is a Professor in Arabic at Georgetown University SFS Qatar and at Dar Al-Ulum – Fayoum University in Egypt. He specialized in the field of Literary Criticism and Poetry. He worked in the field of Teaching Arabic Language and Literature for natives, non-natives, and heritage learners, and…
Ian Almond

Ian Almond

Ian Almond is Professor of World Literature at Georgetown University. He is the author of six books, most recently Two Faiths, One Banner (Harvard University Press, 2009) and The Thought of Nirad C. Chaudhuri (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and over fifty articles in a variety of journals including PMLA, Radical…
Sonia Alonso Saenz De Oger

Sonia Alonso Saenz De Oger

Dr. Sonia Alonso is an Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Prior to joining the faculty she was a Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center in Berlin (WZB) for ten years, where she also taught post-graduate courses at Humboldt University. Between…
Alexis Antoniades

Alexis Antoniades

Dr. Alexis Antoniades is an associate professor and director of International Economics at Georgetown University in Qatar. A Fulbright scholar with a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, he is an expert on Understanding Global Markets and on the economies of the Gulf countries. Antoniades, previously worked as an assistant…
Jose Asturias

Jose Asturias

Jose Asturias is an assistant professor of economics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He received his Masters and Doctorate in Economics from the University of Minnesota. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA…
Kai-Henrik Barth

Kai-Henrik Barth

Kai-Henrik Barth is Senior Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs & Faculty Affairs in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. From 2002 to 2008 he was a member of the core faculty in Georgetown’s Security Studies Program (SSP) on the main campus, where he also served as Director of Studies for…
Mongoljin Batsaikhan

Mongoljin Batsaikhan

Mongoljin Batsaikhan is an assistant professor of Economics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He received his Masters and Doctorate in Economics from Brown University after his BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo. His research fields are Development and Experimental Economics, with a special focus…
Abdul Rahman Chamseddine

Abdul Rahman Chamseddine

Abdul Rahman Chamseddine had completed his undergraduate work, with honors, at the Makassed Institute of Islamic Studies in Beirut, where he learnt to handle primary Arabic and Islamic sources in accordance with traditional Muslim practice. After completing the second year of B.A. at Makassed, he enrolled at St. Joseph University…
Uday Chandra

Uday Chandra

Uday Chandra is an Assistant Professor of Government. He received his B.A. in economics from Grinnell College and his PhD in political science from Yale University in 2013. He received the 2013 Sardar Patel Award for writing the best dissertation in a US university on any aspect of modern South…
Ahmad Dallal

Ahmad Dallal

Dr. Ahmad Dallal is the Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar. He has a storied intellectual history between Lebanon and the United States, where he has demonstrated his core interest in research and teaching about the cultural traditions of the Islamic world. Dr. Dallal was previously professor of history at…
Amira El-Zein

Amira El-Zein

Amira El-Zein is Associate Professor with Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. She is the author of a book of poetry entitled Is This devastation for Me Alone? (2018),Creativity and the Sacred (2016), Islam, Arabs, and the Intelligent World of the Jinn (Syracuse University Press, 2009) and the…
Hany Fazza

Hany Fazza

Hany Fazza is an Arabic language Instructor at Georgetown University in Qatar (GUQ). He did his undergraduate studies at the Arabic Department, Faculty of Arts, at Ain Shams University. He had also received his Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) diploma at the International Language Institute (ILI) from the…
Amanda Garrett

Amanda Garrett

Amanda Garrett is an Assistant Professor of political science at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Dr. Garrett received her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 2013. She specializes in comparative and international politics, with a focus on the implications of migration and ethnic diversity in advanced…
Victoria Googasian

Victoria Googasian

Victoria Googasian is Assistant Professor of American Literature at Georgetown University in Qatar. She received her PhD in English and American Literature from Stanford University in Stanford, California in 2019. She also holds a B.A. (English) and a B.M. (Music Performance) from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Her research focuses…
Brendan Hill

Brendan Hill

Dr. Hill is Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his Ph.D. in European History from Georgetown University. He specializes in church and legal history, and his research focuses specifically…
Zhaoyang Hou

Zhaoyang Hou

Dr. Zhaoyang Hou is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Georgetown University SFS-Q. He earned his PhD degree in economics at the George Washington University. Prior to joining Georgetown University, Dr. Hou taught economics at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Hou’s research interests are in development economics, applied econometrics,…
Trish Kahle

Trish Kahle

I am a historian of energy, work, and politics in the modern United States and the world. Currently, I am working on my first book, which traces the emergence of energy citizenship—a form of national belonging defined by the rights and obligations of energy production, distribution, and consumption—from the coal…
Mehran Kamrava

Mehran Kamrava

Mehran Kamrava is Professor of Government at Georgetown University Qatar. He is the author of a number of journal articles and books, including, most recently, A Concise History of Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2020); Troubled Waters: Insecurity in the Persian Gulf (Cornell University Press, 2018); Inside the Arab State (Oxford University Press, 2018); The Impossibility…
Omar Khalifah

Omar Khalifah

Omar Khalifah is an assistant professor of Arabic literature and culture at Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He received his M.A and PhD from the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. His PhD dissertation (2013) studied the representations of Egyptian president Nasser…
Edward Kolla

Edward Kolla

My areas of expertise are European international relations, political cultural, and intellectual history—and especially the history of international law.My first book, Sovereignty, International Law, and the French Revolution, examines the impact and effect of the French Revolution on international law, specifically tracing the emergence of popular sovereignty as a justification…
Jeremy Koons

Jeremy Koons

Jeremy Koons is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Georgetown University in 1998. He has held teaching positions at the American University of Beirut, Hong Kong University, and Stonehill College (Massachusetts). He has taught a…
Patrick Laude

Patrick Laude

Professor Laude has been teaching at Georgetown University since 1991. He joined the faculty of the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, where he teaches courses in religious studies, in 2006. A former fellow in philosophy at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, he earned a Master’s degree in comparative…
Anatol Lieven

Anatol Lieven

Professor Anatol Lieven’s last position was as chair of international relations and terrorism studies in the War Studies Department at King’s College London.. He is also a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC. His areas of expertise include Islamist terrorism and insurgency; contemporary warfare; US and…
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James MacGregor

James MacGregor is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Georgetown University in Qatar. Prior to joining GU-Q, he was an Associate Professor of History at Missouri Western State University. He received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Medieval History from the University of Cincinnati, an M.S. in Library Science from…
Dennis McCornac

Dennis McCornac

Dennis C. McCornac received his Ph.D. in economics from the City University of New York Graduate School and specializes in economic development and the economies of East Asia. His teaching experience includes over a decade in Japan as a lecturer in economics and close to a decade in Vietnam where…
Patrick Meadows

Patrick Meadows

After an early career in music, Patrick Meadows earned a BA in both French Literature and English Literature from the University of California, as well as an MA and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Princeton University. He has taught French language courses at Princeton University and at…
Rory Miller

Rory Miller

Rory Miller is a native of Dublin, Ireland. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BA, History, 1993), and King's College London (MA War Studies, 1994, PhD, 1998). He is currently a Professor of Government at Georgetown University in Qatar where he teaches and researches on small state and…
Yehia Mohamed

Yehia Mohamed

Dr. Yehia A. Mohamed is an Associate Professor of Arabic at Georgetown University in Qatar. He earned his Ph.D. (2008) in Arabic and Semitic Studies from Cairo University. He has served as a lecturer in Arabic programs at George Washington University, Middle East Institute, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland,…
Phoebe Musandu

Phoebe Musandu

Phoebe Musandu is a scholar of African history. She has research interests in African politics, mass media and women’s history. Her last major research project resulted in a book titled Pressing Interests: The Agenda and Influence of a Colonial East African Newspaper Sector (McGill - Queen’s University Press, 2018). The…
Anne Nebel

Anne Nebel

Anne Nebel is Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment at Georgetown University in Qatar where she teaches courses in sociolinguistics and writing. She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Lancaster University (UK), an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a BA in…
Gerd Nonneman

Gerd Nonneman

Gerd Nonneman is Professor of International Relations & Gulf Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar, where he served as Dean from 2011 to 2016. He holds a Ph.D in Politics from the University of Exeter, and Licentiates in Oriental Philology (Arabic) and Development Studies from the…
Max Oidtmann

Max Oidtmann

Max Oidtmann is a historian of Late Imperial China (1368-1912) and Inner Asia (Islamic Central Asia, Tibet, Mongolia, and Manchuria). He is the author of Forging the Golden Urn: The Qing Empire and the Politics of Reincarnation in Tibet (Columbia University Press, 2018), which won the Association for Asian Studies…
Firat Oruc

Firat Oruc

Firat Oruc is Assistant Professor of World Literature at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. His research and teaching specialties center on the multidisciplinary intersections of modern world literature, postcolonial global literatures, cultural and literary studies of the Middle East, translation studies, and world cinema. Oruc’s scholarship has…
M. Reza Pirbhai

M. Reza Pirbhai

M. Reza Pirbhai is an Associate Professor, specializing in South Asian and World history. His research is focused on Islam in Modern South Asia. He earned a doctorate in History from the University of Toronto (Canada) in 2004. Before joining the faculty at Georgetown he was Assistant Professor at the…
James Reardon-Anderson

James Reardon-Anderson

Dr. James Reardon-Anderson is the professor of history in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Reardon-Anderson was the founding dean of the University’s campus in Qatar, overseeing its establishment from 2005 to 2009 and subsequently returning for a second term from 2016 to 2017, transitioning to the…
Danyel Reiche

Danyel Reiche

Dr Danyel Reiche joined Georgetown University Qatar in summer 2020 as a Visiting Associate Professor. It is the second time he is joining GU, after being a Visiting Assistant Professor at the main campus in Washington D.C. in 2006-2007. He is on leave from the American University of Beirut (AUB)…
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Magdalena Rostron

Magdalena Rostron, MA in English Literature and TEFL, Warsaw University, Poland; PhD in Education (“Students’ Experiences of Othering: An Ethnographic Case Study of an English Language University Preparatory Programme in Qatar”), The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. She works as English Faculty in the Academic Bridge Program, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar,…
Nadia Salem

Nadia Salem

Nadia Salem is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in Qatar. She has a doctorate in law from Northwestern University and a PhD in English and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University. Her research interests are in Law as Literature, Law in Literature, Critical Race Theory, North American Muslim Literature, and…
Christine Schiwietz

Christine Schiwietz

Dr. Schiwietz is a passionate sociologist, and her areas of interest include: New Technologies, Gender, International Development, International Higher Education and Global Engagement. Dean Schiwietz is currently serving on the Board of Governors at the American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar and has served as the Past-President of The District of…
Ayman Shabana

Ayman Shabana

Dr. Ayman Shabana is Associate Research Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, his MA from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and his BA from al-Azhar University in Egypt. His teaching and research interests include Islamic…
Sohaira Siddiqui

Sohaira Siddiqui

Sohaira Siddiqui is an Associate Professor of Theology at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. Her work focuses on the relationship between law, theology and political thought in classical Islam; Islamic law during British colonization; Islamic law in contemporary Muslim societies; and secularism and modernity in relation to…
Amira Sonbol

Amira Sonbol

Amira Sonbol specializes in the history of modern Egypt, Islamic history and law, women, gender and Islam and is the author of several books including The New Mamluks:Egyptian Society and Modern Feudalism; Women, the Family and Divorce Laws in Islamic History; The Creation of a Medical Profession in Egypt: 1800-1922;…
Karine Walther

Karine Walther

Karine Walther is an Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University in Qatar. She holds a PhD in history from Columbia University, a Maîtrise and Licence in sociology from the University of Paris VIII and a BA from the American Studies Honors Program at the University of Texas, Austin. She…
Daniel Westbrook

Daniel Westbrook

Daniel Westbrook received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1978 and joined the faculty at Georgetown at that time. He joined the School of Foreign Service in Qatar in 2008. His current research interests focus on applied micro-econometrics in economic development and on Vietnam. Professor Westbrook regularly teaches…
Karl Widerquist

Karl Widerquist

Karl Widerquist is a Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University-Qatar. He specializes in distributive justice—the ethics of who has what. He holds two doctorates—one in Political Theory from Oxford University (2006) and one in Economics from the City University of New York (1996).He published nine books including, A Critical Analysis…
Clyde Wilcox

Clyde Wilcox

Professor Wilcox is a professor in the Government Department at Georgetown, where he has taught since 1987. He currently splits his time between teaching on the main campus in Washington DC and the campus in Doha, Qatar. He writes on a number of topics in American and Comparative politics, including…
Hana Zabarah

Hana Zabarah

Dr. Zabarah joined the faculty at Georgetown teaching Arabic in 2002. Her interest in heritage language learners led her to our campus in Qatar, where the majority of students who are taking Arabic are considered heritage speakers. She has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department of Arabic…
Mohamed Zayani

Mohamed Zayani

Mohamed Zayani is Professor of Critical Theory at Georgetown University, Director of the Media and Politics Program and Co-Director of the CCT Institute on Media, Technology & Digital Culture. He is also Affiliate Faculty with the Mortara Center for International Studies; the Science, Technology and International Affairs Program (STIA); and the Communication, Culture and…