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Chair and Associate Professor of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Fall 2016


Charles Häberl is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University. In addition to teaching ancient and modern Arabic and Aramaic, Häberl also offers courses on the modern Middle East and its ethnic, linguistic, and linguistic minorities. Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies from 2009 to 2012, Häberl is currently the Near East Regional Director for the Endangered Languages Catalogue, a position he shares with Habib Borjian (Encyclopaedia Iranica). Together with James McGrath (Butler University) he has received two grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities to create a critical edition and translation of the Mandaean Book of John. Häberl is also completing a learner’s grammar for classical Mandaic.