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Affiliated Faculty

Khosrow Bozorgi, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design
Architecture, Gould Hall, rm 270
Phone: (405) 325-4408; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania; Islamic architecture history/theory; Middle Eastern architecture

Firat Demir, Associate Professor
Economics, Cate Center I Room 436
Phone: (405) 325-5844; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Notre Dame; international finance, and economic development

Charles Kimball, Presidential Professor and Director of Religious Studies
Religious Studies Program, Robertson Hall 141
Phone: (405) 325-5015; Email
Th.D. from Harvard university, the Divinity School; History of Religion with specialization in Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations

Ori Kritz, Assistant Professor
MLL & L, Kaufman Hall, rm 209
Phone: (405) 325-1542, E-mail
Ph.D. from Columbia University; Hebrew language and Jewish literature (Jewish humor; Hebrew Bible as literature; modern Hebrew prose; Jewish literature: from Bible to modern American)

Joshua Landis, Associate Professor
History/IAS, Hester Hall, rm 327
Phone: (405) 325-3330; E-mail
Ph.D. from Princeton University; history of Islam; Islamic politics today; society and culture in the modern Middle East; religion in modern Middle Eastern politics; The Arab-Israeli conflict; topics in U.S. diplomatic relations in the Middle East; International relations in the Middle East

Shmuel Shepkaru, Associate Professor
Schusterman Professor of Jewish Intellectual and Religious History
History, DAHT, rm 305F
Phone: (405) 325-5608; E-mail
Ph.D. from New York University; Late Antiquity and Medieval Jewish History, Hebrew

Daniel Snell, L.J. Semrod Presidential Professor of History
History, DAHT, rm 420
Phone: (405) 325-6002; E-mail
Ph.D. from Stanford University; Near Eastern studies; Near East languages and literature

Dinah Assouline Stillman, French Instructor
Modern Languages, Kaufaman Hall 340
Phone: (405) 325-1425; E-mail
Master’s in Hebrew Linguistics, "licences d'enseignement et de litterature" from the Sorbonne in English and Hebrew and a Diplome Superieur in Modern Hebrew from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris; Postcolonialist cultures & literatures (films), French Culture, Literature and Cinema

David R. Vishanoff, Associate Professor
Religious Studies, Robertson Hall 146
Phone: (405) 325-1150; E-mail
Ph.D. from Emory University; Islamic theology, law, and religion; Muslim-non-Muslim interaction; comparative sacred texts; religious interaction in South Asia; introduction to religious studies; Abrahamic religions; Arabic language.

Norman A. Stillman, Emeritus Professor of Judaic History
History, DAHT 305d-f
Phone: (405) 325-6508; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania; Islamic social history and culture, Arabic dialectology with an interest in Jews and other minorities, the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia)