Visiting Scholars

As a Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Center, the Indiana University Center for the Study of the Middle East (CSME) has a history of support for visiting scholars. They enrich the program during an extended visit to Bloomington, promoting in-depth interdisciplinary engagement with their work in the Middle East. These relationships foster continued engagement with Middle Eastern experts and institutions, too.

Former visiting scholars

Haidar Khezri (Turkey, Iran)

Mardin Artuklu University

Dr. Haidar Khezri was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Central Eurasian Studies (CEUS) at Indiana University Bloomington. He specialized in the languages and literatures of the Persian, Kurdish and Islamic/ate world. His research in particular focused on comparative literature (Persian, Arabic, Kurdish, and Turkish), poetry, critical theory, post-colonial literature, translation, world literature, gender studies, and East-West cultural encounters.

Past visiting scholars

Kishimzhan Eshenkulova (Kyrgyzstan)

Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University

Emre Karaa (Turkey)

Celal Bayar University

Homaira Mohammad Azim (Afghanistan)

Kabul Medical University, Kabul, Afghanistan

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Gazi University, Turkey

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Arif Korkmaz (Turkey)

Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey

Veysel Kurt (Turkey)

Istanbul Medeniyet Univeristy, Istanbul, Turkey

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Serdar Ozdemir (Turkey)

Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey

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