Faculty

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
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.
nxshafeekam@ualr.edu

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
raglazier@ualr.edu

Simon Hawkins

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: Gender Issues, Nationalism, and Religion in the Middle East
sxhawkins@ualr.edu

Krista Lewis

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Fields: Archaeology and Cultures of the Middle East
kxlewis@ualr.edu

Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm

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

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