Hala Auji (AUB), Assistant Professor of Art History. Recent publication: Auji, Hala. 2016. Printing Arab modernity: book culture and the American Press in nineteenth-century Beirut. Leiden: Brill.

Guy Burak (NYU), Librarian for Middle East studies. Recent publication: Burak, Guy. 2015. The second formation of Islamic law: the Ḥanafī school in the early modern Ottoman empire. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Omar Cheta (Bard), Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Historical Studies.

Ryan Cordell (Northeastern University), Assistant Professor of English, project leader of Viral Texts Mapping Networks of Reprinting in 19th-Century Newspapers and Magazines.

miriam cooke (Duke), Professor of Arab Cultures. Recent publication: Cooke, Miriam. 2007. Dissident Syria: making oppositional arts official. Durham: Duke University Press.

Dale Correa (UTA), Librarian for Middle East studies with a particular interest in manuscript and print history and Islamic law.

Till Grallert (Orient Institute Beirut), Research Associate. Recent Publication: Grallert, Till (ed.). 2015. Digital Muqtabas: An open, collaborative, and scholarly digital edition of Muḥammad Kurd ʿAlī’s early Arabic periodical Majallat al-Muqtabas (1906–1917/18). Available at

Bruce Hall (Duke), Associate Professor of History.  Recent publication: Hall, Bruce S. 2011. A history of race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mohamed Hamed (UNC), Librarian for Middle East and North African studies with an interest in information studies.

Mona Hassan (Duke), Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies & History. Recent publication: Hassan, Mona. Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016.

Frances Hasso (Duke), Director of International Comparative Studies and Associate Professor in Women’s Studies. Recent publication: Hasso, Frances Susan. 2011. Consuming desires: family crisis and the state in the Middle East. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

David Hirsch (UCLA), Librarian for Jewish, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian, and Armenian Studies.

Akram Khater (NCSU), Professor of History  and Director of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies. Recently publication: Khater, Akram Fouad. 2011. Embracing the divine: passion and politics in the Christian Middle East. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press.

Charles Kurzman (UNC), Professor of Sociology and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.  Recent publication: Kurzman, Charles. 2011. The missing martyrs: why there are so few Muslim terrorists. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bruce Lawrence (Duke), Professor Emeritus of Religion. Recent publication: Lawrence, Bruce B. 2017. The Koran in English – A Biography. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press.

Eric van Lit (IDEO), Visiting researcher, Institut dominicain d’études orientales, Cairo. Author of the Digital Orientalist.

Jeff Kosokoff (Duke), Head of Collection Strategy and Development.

Paolo Mangiafico (Duke), Coordinator of Scholarly Communications.

Ellen McLarney (Duke), Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Recent publication: McLarney, Ellen. 2015. Soft force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic awakening. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Lokman Meho (AUB), Director of Libraries with particular interests in publishing, censorship, open access.  Recent publication: Nsouli, Mona A., and Lokman I. Meho. 2006. Censorship in the Arab world: an annotated bibliography. Lanham, Md: Scarecrow Press.

Adam Mestyan (Duke), Assistant Professor of History. Recent Publication: Mestyan, Adam. 2017. Arab Patriotism – The Ideology and Culture of Power in late Ottoman Egypt. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Elizabeth Milewicz (Duke), Head, Digital Scholarship Services.

Elias Muhanna (Brown), Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, and director of the Digital Islamic Humanities Project. Recent publication: Nuwayrī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb, and Elias Muhanna. 2016. The ultimate ambition in the arts of erudition: a compendium of knowledge from the classical Islamic world. New York: Penguin Books, 2016.

Graham Pitts (NCSU). Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor of History.

Maxim Romanov (University of Leipzig), Research Fellow in Digital Humanities. Maxim Romanov, Sarah Bowen Savant, and Matthew Thomas Miller: Important New Developments in Arabographic Optical Character Recognition (OCR), 2016, academia. edu.

Omid Safi (Duke), Professor of Islamic Studies, and Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center. Recent publication: Safi, Omid. 2009. Memories of Muhammad: why the Prophet matters. New York: HarperOne.

Elizabeth Saylor (NCSU), Post-Doctoral Fellow, Khayrallah Center.

Kathryn Schwartz (Harvard), Postdoctoral Fellow for the Digital Library of the Eastern Mediterranean.

William Shaw (Duke), Digital Humanities Technology Consultant.

Will Sexton (Duke), Head, Digital Projects and Production Services.

Joshua Sosin (Duke), Associate Professor of Classical Studies. Recent publication: Oates, John F. 2001. Checklist of editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic, and Coptic papyri, ostraca, and tablets. Oakville, Conn: American Society of Papyrologists.

Sean Swanick (Duke). Librarian for Middle East & Islamic Studies.

Charles Wilkins (Wake Forest), Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History. Recent Publication: Wilkins, Charles. 2010. Forging Urban Solidarities: Ottoman Aleppo, 1640-1700. Leiden: Brill.