Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
School of Arts and Sciences
Middle East (esp. Syria and Iraq)
Middle Eastern languages and literature
Middle Eastern history and religion
Ethiopia (especially languages and history and religion)
Religious interactions between Jews and Muslims and Christians in the Middle East
Religious minorities in the Middle East (especially Christians)
Syriac Christians (Aramaic-speaking Christians in the Middle East and world-wide diaspora)
Ancient languages including Arabic
Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage
with Sebastian P. Brock, George A. Kiraz, and Lucas Van Rompay, Piscataway: Gorgias Press. A major reference work on the Syriac Christian tradition.
Jacob of Sarug�s Homily on the Tower of Babel
Piscataway: Gorgias Press. A translation of a Syriac Christian homily on the Hebrew Bible.
In Search of Sources for Ibn al-Tayyib�s The Paradise of Christianity: Theodore Bar Koni�s Scholion
published in the Journal of Canadian Society of Syriac Studies 14 (2014). 3-29. A study of the interaction of Syriac Christian and Arabic Christian biblical commentaries on Genesis.