Faculty and Staff


Yaron Klein
Yaron Klein Profile
Associate Professor of Arabic
Chair of Middle Eastern Languages
Senior Lecturer in Oud

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm; and by appointment

B.A. Tel Aviv University; A.M. & Ph.D Harvard University. Research and teaching interests: classical Arabic literature (adab), music in the medieval Arab world, contemporary Arab music.

Stacy Beckwith, Associate Professor of Hebrew, Director of Judaic Studies
Stacy Beckwith Profile
Director of Judaic Studies
Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies

Office Hours:  Tuesdays 2:30-4:30 pm; and by appointment

B.A. University of Toronto; A.M., Ph.D. University of Minnesota. Special interests in nationalism and literature; Israeli, Palestinian, and Spanish. Began teaching at Carleton in 1999.

Zaki Haidar, Lecturer in Arabic
Zaki Haidar Profile
Lecturer in Arabic
Off Campus: Fall 2018

Office Hours:  Monday and Friday 3:30-4:30 pm; and by appointment

B.A. UC Santa Cruz; M.A. Princeton University; Ph.D. candidate University of Pennsylvania. Special interests in modern Arabic literature and intellectual history, literary theory.


Sahar Ramadan
Sahar Ramadan Profile
Instructor in Arabic


Jean Sherwin
Jean Sherwin
Administrative Assistant in Asian Languages and Literatures
Administrative Assistant in Classics
Administrative Assistant in Middle Eastern Languages