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Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MIST)

MIST Activities
Students enjoy Middle Eastern food before a MIST film screening in Olin Hall.
MIST Faculty
Compelling instruction and field-leading research. Meet our MIST faculty.
The Middle East and Islam are both significant subjects in modern discourse, though neither is particularly well understood. Join us as we study these subjects in depth. 

About the Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Our academic studies focus largely on the Middle East and North Africa while also incorporating the study of the wider Islamic world.

Our world-class faculty can help you develop an understanding of the origins and development of the Islamic faith in its heartland, as well as your awareness of the multicultural and dynamic character of modern Islam and Muslims.

We also aim to enhance your understanding of the history, culture, politics, and political economy of the Middle East, North Africa, and the Islamic world.

Studying within the Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

We offer you the opportunity to pursue either a major or a minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

Program Contacts

Program Director: Bruce Rutherford, Associate Professor of Political Science
Administrative Assistant
: Nicole Schmidt
Office: 219A Lawrence Hall
Phone: 315-228-7546

Fax: 315-228-7098