Michael Shenkar

Michael Shenkar
Lecturer in the Dept. of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
B.A. advisor (1st year)
Humanities Building, Room 6425. Office Hours: Wednesday 12:30-13:30

Senior Lecturer in pre-Islamic Iranian studies at the Department of Islamic and Middle East Studies. An archeologist by training, he is currently director (together with Dr. Sharof Kurbanov of the Tajik Academy of Sciences) of the Sanjar-Shah Excavations Project (Tajikistan). His research interests include the archaeology, art, religions, numismatics and history of the pre-Islamic Iranian world, with a particular focus on iconography and on Sogdian culture.