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Board of Directors

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AIYS Officers

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President

Flagg Miller

Professor of Religious Studies & 

Middle East / South Asia Studies

University of California, Davis

fmiller@ucdavis.edu

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Vice President

Samuel Liebhaber

Associate Professor of Arabic

Middlebury College

slieb@middlebury.edu

 

Current Board Members At-large

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Treasurer

Safa al-Saeedi

Political Science, MIT

alsaeedi@mit.edu.

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Secretary

Najam Haider

Chair, Religion Dept.,
Barnard College

nhaider@barnard.edu

Waleed Mahdi

University of Oklahoma

Krista Lewis

Professor of Anthropology

University of Arkansas, Little Rock

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Tarek al-Wazir

Yemen Heritage and Research Center

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Salwa Dammaj

Resident Director

Ṣan‘ā'

aiys.yemen@aiys.org

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Stacey Philbrick Yadav

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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Abdulhakem A. Alsadah

National Associations of Yemeni Americans NAYA / Clinical and Community Social Worker MSW ,

Adjunct professor of Government and Political 

Henry Ford College 

Oakland Community College

Honorary Members

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Tim Mackintosh Smith

Author, Historian

Muḥammad ‘Abd al-Raḥīm Jāzim

Historian

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Institutional Members

American Foundation for the Study of Man

American Museum of Natural History

Columbia University

Harvard University

George Gund III Foundation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries

Mount Royal University

National University of Singapore

New York University

Ohio State University

Princeton University

The Smithsonian Institution/CAORC

Towson University

University of Arizona

University of California – Berkeley

University of Chicago

University of Michigan

University of Pennsylvania

University of Texas-Austin

G. Rex Smith

Historian

Mohammed Gerhoum

Former Minister of Information

Republic of Yemen

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David A. King

Institut für Geschichte

der Naturwissenschaften,

Frankfurt (former Director)

‘Abd al-Wahhab al-Hajri

Former Ambassador

of the Republic of Yemen to the U.S.

Research Associates

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Mohammed Sharafuddin

Professor of English and Comparative Literature,

Sana'a University

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Andre Gingrich

Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences

(former director)

Najwa Adra

Independent Scholar

Raiman Hamdani

Independent Scholar

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Noha Sadek

Independent Scholar

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Marjorie Ransom

Researcher/Writer

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Nizar Ghanem

Musician and Scholar

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