Middle East Experts

Faculty experts in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences can provide insightful analysis, opinions and comment on a diverse array of topics. For information on the Middle East, contact the experts listed here. If you need more help, please email Lori Harwood, director of External Relations, or call (520) 626-3846.



 Anne Betteridge, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

    • Expertise: Iranian culture and society; women and ritual in the Middle East
    • anneb@email.arizona.edu, (520) 621-5456

     Leila Hudson, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies

      • Expertise: Middle East conflicts; Iraq, Arab Israeli; Lebanon; Syria; Islam; Islamism; Arab media; internet; US Middle East policy; Arab Spring
      • lhudson@email.arizona.edu; (520) 621-8013

       Brian Silverstein,  Anthropology