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 4982

Key contacts


Professor Karima Laachir 
Director, CAIS

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

Dr Jessie Moritz 
Advisor and Convenor of Honours and Masters Programs 

Dr Kirill Nourzhanov
Advisor and Convenor of Research Degrees in Middle East and Central Asia Studies

Leila Kouatly
Convenor of Arabic Language Program

Dr Zahra Taheri
Convenor of Persian Program

Mustafa Afzaal
Senior Centre Administrator
HDR Student Administrator

Heather Chao
Executive Assistant to the Director
Centre Administrator

Updated:  30 August 2022/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications