The Middle Eastern Studies program faculty is comprised of professors from four different disciplines who bring together a great breadth of knowledge concerning the region.

Neveen Shafeek Amin

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Coordinator of the Middle Eastern Studies program
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Fields: Health Disparities, Migration, Mental health, Religion and Health, Education, Family, particularly as they relate to immigrants from the Middle East.

Rebecca Glazier

Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of California – Santa Barbara
Fields: Religion and Politics, Framing, and International Relations of the Middle East

Simon Hawkins

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: Gender Issues, Nationalism, and Religion in the Middle East and North Africa

Krista Lewis

Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: Archaeology and Cultures of the Middle East, especially the Arabian Peninsula

Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm

Associate Professor of Political Science
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
Fields: Conflict Studies, Human Rights and Transitional Justice in the Middle East

Katrina Yeaw

Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., Georgetown University
Fields: Gender, Race, Colonialism, Violence, Memory, Law, Resistance and Collaboration, and Colonial/Post-Colonial keyeaw@ualr.edu