|Susan B. Matheson
Omer Bajwa is the Coordinator of Muslim Life. His interests include Islam in the United States, Islam and the global media, and transnational religious and intellectual networks. He engages in religious service, social activism, and educational outreach.
Office of International Affairs
Roberta (Robin) Dougherty is the Curator for the Near East Collection. She has a B.A. in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University, and a Master of Information and Library Studies from the University of Michigan. She has most recently served as the Middle Eastern Studies Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin and has also held library posts at the American University in Cairo, Oxford University, the Library of Congress, and the University of Pennsylvania. She has an extensive record of publication and leadership in her field and the ability to work with Arabic, Persian, and Turkish materials. She has also studied ancient Egyptian and Coptic.
Ulla Kasten is the Associate Curator and Museum Editor of the Yale Babylonian Collection. She studied archaeology at the universities of Athens and Copenhagen and cultural history at Istanbul University.
Nanette Stahl is Curator for the Judaica Collection. She is responsible for giving focus and direction to the Judaica Collection, for locating rare and unusual items, and for assisting students, faculty, and visiting scholars.
Middle East Studies
Rabbi Leah Cohen is the Executive Director and Senior Jewish Chaplain at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale. She previously served thirteen years as the rabbi of Temple B’nai Chaim, a Reform synagogue in Goergetown, CT and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Ministry.