Staff

Sherene Seikaly, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of History, UCSB 

Email: sseikaly@ucsb.edu

Heather Badamo, Ph.D.

Vice-Director of the Center for Middle East and Assistant Professor of the History of Art & Architecture, UCSB

Email: badamo@ucsb.edu

Shiva Balaghi, Ph.D.

Academic Coordinator of the Area Global Initiative, Center for Middle East Studies, East Asia Center, & Latin American and Iberian Studies Program, UCSB

Email: sbalaghi@ucsb.edu

Richard Nedjat-Haiem

A second year Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature, Richard is an Editorial Intern at CMES.

Email: richard_nedjat-haiem@ucsb.edu 

Leila Katibah

A third year undergraduate student majoring in Middle East Studies and Sociology, Leila is a Digital Programming Assistant at CMES.

Email: leilakatibah@umail.ucsb.edu