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The Markaz Advisory Board serves to promote and support the work of the center. This includes fundraising, advocacy for needed student services, and advising on the overall direction of the Markaz. The board is composed of undergraduate and graduate students, staff, alumni and faculty.


  • Subhan Ali, MS '09, PhD '14
  • Imran Maskatia, '97, MS '98
  • Firas Abuzaid, '13, MS '15, PhD '22


  • Alexander Key, Assistant Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature
  • Shirin Sinnar, Assistant Professor of Law 


  • Natalie Jabbar, '09, MA '10, Associate Director of Stanford University's Public Humanities Initiative.