Faculty


Lindsay Gifford

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4135

Lindsay Gifford is an Assistant Professor of International Studies and Anthropology, and she is currently the Faculty Advisor for the Culture,...

Education:

PhD, Anthropology, Boston University | BA in Anthropology from CSU Northridge | graduate of Middlebury College’s Arabic Language School | graduate of Damascus University’s Arabic language program in Syria

Expertise:

Cultural Anthropology of the Middle East

Courses:

Intro to Anthropology, The Anthropology of Food: Culture, Class, Power and Change, Special Topics in Anthropology, Research Methods, International Studies:Themes, Theories and Perspectives, Research & Thesis Writing, Special Topics

Aaron Hahn Tapper

Professor
(415) 422-2378

Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, the Mae and Benjamin Swig Professor in Jewish Studies and the founding Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and...

Education:

PhD, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara | MTS, Harvard Divinity School | BA, Johns Hopkins University

Courses:

Politics of Conflict and Peace, FYS: First-Year Seminar, TYS: Transfer Year Seminars, Social Justice, Activism, and Jews, Jews, Judaisms, and Jewish Identities, Ethics, Directed Reading

Aysha Hidayatullah

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5176

Aysha Hidayatullah is Associate Professor of Islamic studies and teaches undergraduate courses on Islam, gender, race, and ethics. She received her...

Education:

PhD, Religious Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2009 | MA, Religious Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2005

Courses:

Special Topics, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Migrant & Diaspora Relig, Introduction to Islam, Ethics, Directed Reading

Sadia Saeed

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4673

Before joining the Department of Sociology at the University of San Francisco, Sadia Saeed held postdoctoral fellowships at the Maurer School of Law...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor | MA, University of Notre Dame, Indiana | BSc (Honors), Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Taymiya Zaman

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4377

Taymiya R. Zaman received her BA, Philosophy, Smith College and her PhD in History (2007) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joined the...

Education:

PhD, History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor | BA, Philosophy, Smith College

Courses:

Indian Civilizations, Historical Methods, Sex&TransgressionIslWrld, Living Muslim History, Islamic Empires, Directed Study

Stephen Zunes

Professor
(415) 422-6981

Stephen Zunes has been at USF since 1995, teaching courses on the politics of Middle East and other regions, nonviolence, conflict resolution, U.S....

Education:

PhD, Cornell University | MA, Temple University | BA, Oberlin College

Courses:

Politics of Conflict and Peace, Nonviolence in Theory and Practice, Global Economic Justice, Government and Politics of the Middle East, Global Conflict Resolution, United States Foreign Policy, Directed Study

Contact Info

Office of Middle Eastern Studies

Kalmanovitz Hall, 336
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-6562