dr. Eric davis, president

Eric Davis is a Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and past director of the University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. He received his PhD in from the University of Chicago and his publications include Memories of State: Politics, History and the Collective Identity in Modern Iraq (California, 2005). Dr. Davis has been President of TARII since November 2017.


Dr. katharyn hanson, US Director

Katharyn Hanson is a Fellow with the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute and has been US Director for TARII since 2016. She received her doctorate from the University of Chicago in 2012. She is an archaeologist specializing in Iraq and the protection of cultural heritage.


katie johnson, library fellow

Katie Johnson is the Coordinator for Education Abroad at AMIDEAST and has been with TARII since 2005. She edits the newsletter and maintains all social media and web projects. 


Benjamin Sonnenberg, intern

Benjamin Sonnenberg started his internship with TARII in May of 2017. He is a history major at the University of Maryland with a double-minor in Middle East Studies and Global Terrorism. He is a rising senior.