G E von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies
"The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) promotes collaborative multidisciplinary research on critical issues related to the Middle East and the Islamic world. The research and teaching interests of its faculty and affiliates give broad definition to the geographical area served by the Center, from Morocco to Afghanistan, from the Gulf states to the nations of Central Asia, and including the Balkans and the Caucasus as well as cultural extensions in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas."
Swayd, Samy Shavit: Islam: Portability and Exportability, 2008
Papan-Matin, Firoozeh: The Crisis of Identity in Rumi's 'Tale of the Reed', 2005
Papan-Matin, Firoozeh: Exile and Memory in Khaksar’s 'Last Letter', 2004
Arabi, Oussama: Early Muslim Legal Philosophy: Identity and Difference in Islamic Jurisprudence, 1999