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Meet Our Faculty

Abhishek Amar, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

aamar@hamilton.edu
B.A., Dyal Singh College; M.A. and M.Phil., Jawaharlal Nehru University; Ph.D., University of London
Areas of expertise: archaeological history of South Asian religions, especially Buddhist and Hindu traditions; research in themes of inter-religious dynamics, syncretism and religious transformation; colonialism and reconfigurations of sacred centers; and religion and water management in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions

Erol Balkan, Professor of Economics

ebalkan@hamilton.edu
B.A. and M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton
Areas of expertise: formation of middle classes in developing countries, effects of short-term capital flows on the Turkish economy and economic development, international finance and political economy of the Middle East

Kira Jumet, Assistant Professor of Government

kjumet@hamilton.edu
A.B., Brown University; M.A. The American University in Cairo; M.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D. Rutgers University
Areas of expertise: Comparative politics, international relations, Middle East politics

Shoshana Keller, Professor of History

skeller@hamilton.edu
B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Indiana University
Areas of expertise: Russian and Soviet history, Central Eurasian history and history of the modern Middle East

Mireille Koukjian, Visiting Instructor in Arabic

mkoukjia@hamilton.edu
B.Ed., St. Joseph University; M.Sc., St. Joseph University; M.A., Maxwell School, Syracuse University
Areas of expertise: foreign-language education, specifically Arabic and the integration of storytelling into language learning

Contact Information


Middle East and Islamic World Studies Program

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
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