Welcome to MESAAS

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies(MESAAS) is a leading center for the study of the culture, history, and politics of the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa.

Our faculty of distinguished scholars and outstanding teachers represent some of the most innovative and influential figures in their fields. Our approach to learning stresses a knowledge of languages and intellectual traditions, but the subjects we explore cover a range of fields from literature and the history of ideas to contemporary history and politics.

To find out about our faculty, graduate programs, undergraduate study, and language instruction please use the menu above or the quick links on the right. To contact the department administration or for travel directions, see the Information page.

The department organizes regular workshops and conferences. Upcoming events are listed to the right; for more information see the Events page.

MESAAS’ Facebook page can be found here.

  Address:  401 Knox Hall, MC9628
606 West 122nd St,
New York, NY 10027
  Tel: (212) 854-2556