New Faculty in AMES!

New AMES faculty: Sarah Baker, William Carroll, Eli Sperling

AMES welcomes three new faculty members: Sarah Baker, Assistant Professor of the Practice; William Carroll, Postdoctoral Associate; and Eli Sperling, Postdoctoral Associate.

Sarah Baker has a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (with a specialty in Hebrew Bible/Ancient Near East) from the University of Texas at Austin, where she taught both Biblical and Modern Hebrew for several years and received the student-nominated “Foreign Language Teaching Excellence Award.” 

William Carroll is a scholar of Japanese culture and media, his research studies the interchange between cultures of reception and cultures of production in Japanese media. 

Eli Sperling has traveled and conducted research extensively throughout the Middle East, spending significant periods of time in Israel, Cairo and the Sinai Peninsula and received his PhD from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in September 2019.