Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Faculty and Courses

Below you will find a list of faculty at UT Austin who regularly offer courses on topics related to the study of the Persian language or the history, culture, and politics of the Persianate world. 

Kamran Aghaie
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

  • MES 343: Modern Iran
  • MES 385: Shi’i Islam
  • MES 385: Islamic Revolution of Iran
  • MES 385: Modern Iranian History and Historiography

Syed Akbar Hyder
Associate Professor of Asian Studies

  • MES 342: Sufism and Islamic Mysticism
  • MES 386: Shii Islam: History and Resistance

Mikiya Koyagi
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

  • MES 343: Modern Iran
  • MES 385: Global Iran
  • MES 385: Ideas of the East: Global History

Azfar Moin
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

  • R S 359D: Islam in the Early Modern World: Religion and Culture
  • R S 394T: Intellectual History of Indo-Iranian Islam

Faegheh Shirazi
Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

  • PRS 329: Veiling Culture
  • PRS 329: Readings on Gender and Sexuality
  • ISL 372: Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles
  • ISL 372: Muslim Women in Politics

Nahid Siamdoust
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

  • MES 342: Soundtrack of Revolutions
  • MES 342: Middle Eastern Cinema

Babak Tabarraee
Assistant Professor of Instruction and Persian Program Coordinator

Levi Thompson
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

  • MES 342: Major Islamic Texts

 

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