Professor Michael Cook FBA
The history of the Islamic world; the formation & development of traditional Islamic thought, & its implications in the modern world; Islamic thought, & its implications in the modern world; Islamic history in comparative perspective.
Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
Professor Janet Watson FBA
The documentation and morpho-syntactic description of modern Arabic dialects and Modern South Arabian languages; theoretical phonology and morphology with reference to Arabic and Modern South Arabian
Professor Dawn Chatty FBA
Middle Eastern ethnography particularly prolonged forced migration, and forced settlement of mobile indigenous peoples as well as biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and the politics of pastoral livelihoods