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Mayte Green-Mercado

Assistant Professor of History

Mayte Green-Mercado is a founding co-director of the Mediterranean Displacements Project. Her work centers on the connected histories of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Mediterranean. Her first book examined the political culture of Moriscos—Spanish Muslims who were forcibly converted to Catholicism beginning in 1501—through their deployment of prophecies about the End Times. She also


Gary D. Farney

Associate Professor of History

Prof. Gary D. Farney is a specialist in the ancient Mediterranean, his research focusing on the archaeology of Italy and ancient Mediterranean ethnic identity. Over his career he has been a fellow at the American Academy in Rome, the American School for Classical Studies in Athens, and at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in


Brian Phillips Murphy

Associate Professor of History

Brian Philips Murphy is a historian of early America whose current research focuses on the political ecology of the Passaic River, where the rise of American industrialization was directly linked to migration from the Mediterranean region. He was director (2016-2020) of Rutgers-Newark’s Honors College, where he led a collaborative curricular redesign that resulted in the


Salam Al Kuntar

Lecturing Assistant Professor of Classics and Assistant Dean of Middle Eastern Affairs at Rutgers Global

Salam Al Kuntar is Lecturing Assistant Professor of Archaeology at Rutgers New-Brunswick’s Department of Classics and Assistant Dean of Middle Eastern Affairs at Rutgers Global. She worked at the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) in Syria in a number of capacities from 1996-2012. Since 2012, she has been active in the field of cultural heritage preservation. Salam


Prof. Leyla Amzi-Erdoğdular

Assistant Professor of History

Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular is an Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers-Newark specializing in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Her research focuses on the history of the Ottoman Empire and southeastern Europe. She is working on a book manuscript titled Afterlife of Empire that explores Ottoman continuities in Habsburg Bosnia and the imperial imprint on modern state institutions, identity,


Prof. Tim Raphael

Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media, Director of Newest Americans, and the Center for Migration and the Global City

Tim Raphael is a Professor in the Department of Arts Culture and Media and Director of the ExternalCenter for Migration and the Global City and ExternalNewest Americans. He has devised, directed and produced over fifty theatrical productions at venues that include The Kennedy Center, The Public Theater, Theater For A New Audience and New York


Prof. Nükhet Varlık

Associate Professor of History

Associate Professor of History. She is a historian of the Ottoman Empire interested in disease, medicine, and public health. Her first book, Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: The Ottoman Experience, 1347–1600 (Cambridge University Press, 2015; paperback 2017; Turkish translation: Akdeniz Dünyasında ve Osmanlılarda Veba, 1347-1600 (2017)), is the first systematic scholarly


Prof. Javier Castro Ibaseta

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers–Newark. Prof. Castro Ibaseta is a historian of early modern Spanish literature and culture. His first book project, titled Beware the Poetry: Political Satire and the Emergence of a Spanish Public Sphere, 1600-1645, focuses on the circulation of satires, gossip, and political news in Late Renaissance Spain, and