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Amal Cavender

Middle East & North Africa Area Studies Specialist
Global Resources Center
Research & User Services
ISIS Files Project

Dr. Amal worked in the US and abroad as 'Arabic and Turkish Languages' expert, and as 'Islamic Art & Architecture' professor at IUPUI- Herron School of Art. She received her PhD in Global History from Purdue University, and fluent in five languages.

Office location
Gelman Library, Suite 708
Phone number
Collection development area(s)
Arabic Language and Literature
Global Resources Center
Middle East and North Africa Research Center
Persian Language
Turkish Language
Areas of expertise
Islamic Art and Architecture, Middle East & North Africa Research Services, Arabic, Turkish Language & Literature and Islamic Studies, Islamic fundamentalism