Tel:(415) 422-6372

Ahmed Bangura

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta in Canada, and specializes in the Orientalist tradition as it pertains to African literature. Teaching Interest: Introduction to Francophone Literature I, Introduction to Textual Analysis, Twentieth Century French Literature, and Third semester French

Tel:(415) 422-2378

Aaron Hahn Tapper

Associate Professor

Aaron J. Hahn Tapper is the Mae and Benjamin Swig Associate Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. The founding Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, the only program in the world that formally links these two fields, his research and teaching focus on the intersection between identity formation, social justice, and marginalized groups.

Tel:(415) 422-5176

Aysha Hidayatullah

Assistant Professor

Aysha Hidayatullah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. She received a Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara and came to USF in 2008. Her areas of specialization are Islam, gender, and sexuality. Her first book, Feminist Edges of the Qur'an, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in spring 2014.

Tel:(415) 422-4377

Taymiya Zaman

Associate Professor

Taymiya R. Zaman teaches courses on ancient India, the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires, and modern South Asia and the Middle East. Her area of research expertise is Mughal India. She joined USF in the fall of 2007 and has designed the History Department's "Islamic World" emphasis.

Tel:(415) 422-6981

Stephen Zunes


Stephen Zunes has been at USF since 1995, teaching courses on the politics of Middle East and other regions, nonviolence, conflict resolution, U.S. foreign policy, and globalization for the Politics department, the International Studies major, and the Peace & Justice Studies minor, as well as the Middle Eastern Studies minor, for which he serves as program director.