Faculty and Staff


Yaron Klein
Yaron Klein Profile
Associate Professor of Arabic
Chair of Middle Eastern Languages
Lecturer in Oud
Off Campus: Fall 2017

Office Hours:  Monday 1:30-2:30 pm and Wednesday 3:00-4:00 pm; and by appointment

B.A. Tel Aviv University; A.M. & Ph.D Harvard University. Special 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:  Thursday 1:00-3:00 pm, Friday 3:30-4:30; 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

Office Hours:  Monday, Wednesday 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.


Issam Rafea
Issam Rafea Profile
Dayton Hudson Distinguished Visiting Teacher/Artist


Tamara Abuzneimeh, Arablic Language Associate
Tamara Abuzneimeh Profile
Arabic Language Associate
Jean Sherwin
Jean Sherwin
Administrative Assistant in Asian Languages and Literatures
Administrative Assistant in Classics
Administrative Assistant in Middle Eastern Languages