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Professor Maya Barzilai Receives the 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award

Maya Barzilai, Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew and Jewish Culture, has won the 2017 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in the category of Jewish Literature and Linguistics for her book Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters.

NES Professor Reassesses Approaches to Sufism in New Book

Alexander Knysh is a professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan. He discusses his new book, Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism.

NES LSA Course Guide Subjects:

  • ARABIC (Arabic language)
  • ARMENIAN (Armenian language)
  • HEBREW (Hebrew language)
  • MELANG (Ancient languages)
  • PERSIAN (Persian language)
  • TURKISH (Turkish language)
  • MIDEAST (culture courses taught primarily in English)
    • topics include: Biblical studies, Islamic studies, Jewish culture and religion, ancient civilizations, and others focused on Middle Eastern culture, literature, linguistics, history, and visual culture