AY 2021-2022 Research Collective


Perin Gürel

Associate Professor of American Studies 

Concurrent Associate Professor of Gender Studies 


Asher Kaufman

John M. Regan, Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute

Professor of History and Peace Studies


Ebrahim Moosa

Mirza Family Professor of Islamic Thought and Muslim Societies



Chana Morgenstern

University Lecturer in Postcolonial and Middle East Literature at Cambridge University and a Senior Fellow at Newnham College


Olivier Morel

Associate Professor, Joint Assistant Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures and Film, Television, and Theatre


Ernest Morrell

Professor of English and Coyle Professor in Literacy Education



Atalia Omer

Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies

Kroc Institute of Peace Studies and Keough School of Global Affairs 



Alison Rice

Chair, Romance Languages and Literatures

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies


Francisco Robles

Assistant Professor of English

Concurrent Assistant Faculty of Gender Studies, Faculty Affiliate with Institute of Latino Studies


Mark Sanders

Professor of English and Africana Studies



Ernesto Verdeja

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies





Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

Director, Creative Writing Program
Department of English 

Faculty Fellow, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies 



External Research Collaborators

Amir Ahmadi Arian

Visiting Faculty in English at CUNY City College and Baruch College

Amir Ahmadi Arian started his writing career as a journalist in Iran in 2000. He has published two novels, a collection of stories, and a book of nonfiction in Persian. He also translated from English to Persian novels by E.L Doctorow, Paul Auster, P.D. James, and Cormac McCarthy. Amir left Iran in 2011 to undertake a PhD in comparative literature at the University of Queensland, Australia. Since 2014 he has been writing exclusively in English. In this phase of his career, he has published short stories and essays in The New York Times, New York Review of Books, Paris Review, LRB, Lithub, Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, etc. Amir is currently living in New York City where he earned an MFA in the NYU Creative Writing Program as The Axinn Foundation/E.L. Doctorow Fellowship recipient of 2016 – 2018. Now he is teaching literature and creative writing at CUNY City College and Baruch College, New York. His first novel in English, Then The Fish Swallowed Him, was published by HarperVia/HarperCollins in March 2020.








Special Thanks to Dean Sarah Mustillo



Special Thanks to John M. Regan, Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute, Asher Kaufman