Camillia Shofani

Program Assistant

THH 449B | (213) 740-7964 |

Ms. Shofani manages program events, commencement, the Middle East Studies Student Association, and development activities for MESP. She has a B.A. in Middle East and Islamic Studies and Politics and a minor in Social and Public Policy from New York University. Ms. Shofani previously worked at Mada Al-Carmel - Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa, Israel.

Renee Almassizadeh

Program Assistant

THH 449B | (213) 740-2796 |

Ms. Almassizadeh manages curriculum and faculty affairs for the Middle East Studies Program. She received an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California at San Diego. Ms. Almassizadeh has been a researcher for RAND and the American Institutes for Research, has consulted for the San Diego Museum of Art, and interned at the Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution.

Ida Abhari

Student Worker

THH 449 | (213) 740-2795 |

Cynthia Mata-Flores

Academic Advisor

KAP 458A | (213) 740-2534 |

  • USC Middle East Studies Program
  • Taper Hall 449
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-4355