Contact us

Postal address

Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
(The Middle East and Central Asia)
Research School of Social Sciences
College of Arts and Social Sciences
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

Tel: +61 2 6125 8029

Key contacts


Professor Karima Laachir
Director, CAIS

Assoc. Professor Kirill Nourzhanov
Advisor and Convenor of Research Degrees in Middle East and Central Asia Studies

Dr Burcu Cevik-Compiegne
Advisor and Convenor of the Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Program
Convenor of Turkish Program

Dr Anas Iqtait
Advisor and Convenor of Honours and Masters Programs in Middle East and Central Asia Studies

Dr Kinda AlSamara
CAIS Languages Coordinator – Arabic & Persian

Heather Chao
Senior Centre Administrator

Maya Maulina
Executive Assistant to the Director
Centre Administrator

Updated:  6 November 2023/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications