Photo Charles G. Haberl III
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of African, Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Literatures (AMESALL)
School of Arts and Sciences
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway , NJ 08854

CV
Tel: 917-301-6531
Fax: 732-445-8446
Cell Phone: (917) 301-6531
Email Address: haberl@rci.rutgers.edu
Alternate Email: mustashriq@gmail.com
Homepage Address: http://tinyurl.com/haberl
  Education
Highest Earned Degree
PhD (Harvard University, 2006)
Dissertation
The Neo-Mandaic Dialect of Khorramshahr (2006)
Advisor: Dr. John Huehnergard
Linguistic Ability
English
Italian
Arabic
  Research Interests
Professional Identification
Field Linguist
Historical and Comparative Linguist
Epigrapher
Mandaeologist
Aramaicist
  Employment History
Positions Held
2012-ongoing: Associate Professor, African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures
2009-2012: Assistant Professor, African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures
2008-2009: Instructor, African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures
2006-2009: Instructor, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Titles or Assignments within Positions Held
2013-ongoing: Chair, African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures
2009-2012: Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
2006-2009: Assistant Director for Development and Communication, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
  Publications
Books
2009: The Neo-Mandaic Dialect of Khorramshahr (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2009)
Edited Books, Anthologies, Collections, Bibliographies
2009: Afroasiatic Studies in Memory of Robert Hetzron: Proceedings of the 35th Annual North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009).
Chapters in Books or Monographs
2012: Predicate Nominals and Related Constructions in Neo-Mandaic, in Papers presented to John Huehnergard on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday (Chicago: Oriental Institute Publications Office, 2012)
2011: Neo-Mandaic, pp. 725-737 in Semitic Languages: An International Handbook/Ein internationales Handbuch, Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft 36, ed. Stefan Weninger in collaboration with Geoffrey Khan, Michael P. Streck, and Janet C.E. Watson (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2011)
2007: Introduction to the New Edition, in The Great Treasure of the Mandaeans, a new edition of J. Heinrich Petermann’s Thesaurus s. Liber Magni, with a new introduction and a translation of the original preface by Charles G. Häberl, ed. Charles G. Häberl (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias, 2007)
Articles in Refereed Journals
2012: Mandaeism in Antiquity and the Antiquity of Mandaeism, in Religion Compass (Electronic) 6.5 (2012): 262–276
2011: Neo-Mandaic in Fin de siècle Baghdad, in the Journal of the American Oriental Society 130.4 (2010) (New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society)
2007: The Relative Pronoun d- and the Pronominal Suffixes in Mandaic, in Journal of Semitic Studies 52.1 (2007): 71–78 (Oxford University Press, on behalf of the University of Manchester)
2006: Iranian Scripts for Aramaic Languages, in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 341 (2006): 21–30 (Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research)
Published Conference Proceedings
2011: Aramaic Incantations between Orality and Textuality, in Orality and Textuality in the Iranian World, eds. Julia Rubanovitch and Shaul Shaked (Leiden: E.J. Brill, Forth.)
2011: The Demon and the Damsel: A Folktale in Iraqi Neo-Mandaic, in “Durch Dein Wort ward jegliches Ding!” / “Through Thy Word All Things Were Made!” - II. Mandäistische und Samaritanistische Tagung / 2nd Conference of Mandaic and Samaritan Studies, Mandäistische Forschungen 4, ed. Rainer Voigt (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, Forth.), pp. 7-26
2010: Flights of Fancy: A Mandaean Folktale of Escape from Persecution, in ARAM Periodical 22 (2010): 549–72 (Leuven: Peeters)
2010: The Cultural Survival of the Mandaeans, in ARAM Periodical 22 (2010): 209–26 (Leuven: Peeters)
2009: The Production and Reception of a Mandaic Incantation, in Afroasiatic Studies in Memory of Robert Hetzron: Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics, ed. Charles Häberl (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2009), pp. 168–89
Reviews
2013: Bülent Özdemir, Assyrian Identity and the Great War: Nestorian, Chaldean and Syrian Christians in the 20th Century (Whittles Publishing, 2012), in the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 45(4), 829-31
2012: Rainer Voigt (ed.), Und das Leben ist siegreich! And Life is Victorious (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2008), in the Journal of the American Oriental Society (New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society)
2012: Bogdan Burtea, Zihrun, das vorbergen Geheimnes (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2008), in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies 71.1 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
2012: Holger Gzella and Margaretha L. Folmer (eds.), Aramaic in its Historical and Linguistic Setting (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2010), in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies 71.1 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
2012: J.N. Postgate (ed.), Languages of Iraq: Ancient and Modern (Cambridge: University Press, 2007), in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies 71.1 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
2011: Steven E. Fassberg, The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Challa (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2010), in the Journal of the American Oriental Society 131.2 (2011): 322-23 (New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society)
2012: Olga Kapeliuk, Selected Papers in Ethiosemitic and Neo-Aramaic Linguistics (Jerusalem: Magnes, 2009), in the Journal of the American Oriental Society 131.2 (2011): 320-22 (New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society)
2010: Jorunn J. Buckley, The Great Stem of Souls (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias, 2006), in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies 69.2 (2010) (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
2010: Shabo Talay, Die neuaramäischen Dialekte der Khabur-Assyrer in Nordostsyrien. Einführung, Phonologie und Morphologie (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2008), in Orientalistische Literaturzeitung 105.4–5 (2010): 517–18 (Berlin: Oldenbourg)
2007: Bogdan Burtea, Das mandäische Fest der Schalttage (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2005), in the Journal of the American Oriental Society 127.2 (2007): 208–10 (New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society)
2005: Lynne Long (ed.), Translation and Religion (Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, 2005), in LINGUIST LIST 16.2711 (2005), http://linguistlist.org/issues/16/16-2711.html (accessed November 26, 2010)
2004: Mandaean Studies Since the Millennium, in Folia Orientalia 40 (2004): 361–68 (Kraków: Polska Akademia Nauk)
Works in Progress
2011: Flights of Fancy: Folklore in Iraqi Neo-Mandaic (monograph; two chapters completed)
2011: The Mandaean Book of John: Critical Edition, Translation, and Commentary (co-authored book; four chapters translated)
2011: The Sound System of Late Punic (article; draft completed, pending revisions)
  Teaching Activities
Courses Taught
Crossroads: Classical Literatures of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, Rutgers University, Sp11
Introduction to Middle Eastern Folklore and Mythology, Undergraduate, Rutgers University, Sp09, Sp10, Sp11
Introduction to Aramaic, Undergraduate, Rutgers University, Sp09, Sp12
Elementary Arabic I, Undergraduate, Rutgers University, Sp08
Comparative Semitic Linguistics, Undergraduate, Rutgers University, Sp08, Sp12
Ta’ziyeh: Introduction to Shiism, Undergraduate, Rutgers University, Fa07
Classical Arabic I, Undergraduate, Rutgers University, Fa06, Fa07, Fa08, Fa09
Classical Arabic II, Undergraduate, Rutgers University, Sp07, Sp08, Sp09, Sp10
Multiple Identities of the Middle East, Undergraduate, Rutgers University, Fa06, Fa07, Fa08
ARABIC A: Elementary Arabic, Undergraduate, Harvard University, Fa02, Sp03, Fa03, Sp04
Curricular Development - Courses and Programs Developed
2009: "Documenting the African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian (AMESA) Languages of New Jersey" Course
2009: "African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian (AMESA) Languages in Peril" Course
2009: "Introduction to Aramaic" Course
2009: "Introduction to Middle Eastern Folklore" Course
2008: "Comparative Semitic Linguistics" Course
2006: "Introduction to Qur'anic and Classical Arabic" Course
2006: "Multiple Identities of the Middle East" Course
Instructional Development
02/2010: Invited Lecturer, US/ED Title VIA Annual Directors Meeting, "Persian on a Shoe-String: A Collaborative Approach to Building a Language Program"
11/2009: Organizer, RCHA K-12 Workshop on "Sciences in the Islamic World"
04/2009: Co-Organizer, RCHA High School Teachers Workshop, “Arab-American Heritage”
10/2008: Organizer, RCHA K-12 Workshop on "Iran in the Classroom"
10/2008: Organizer, Rutgers Faculty Development Workshop on "The Iranian Cultural Sphere"
04/2007: Moderator, Workshop on Arabic Curriculum: Facts and Prospects (Rutgers University)
Teaching Other
2004: English Language Instructor (Harvard-Koç Osmanlıca Yaz Okolu, Alibey Adası, Turkey)
2004: ARABIC A: Elementary Arabic, Undergraduate, Harvard University
2003: ARABIC A: Elementary Arabic, Undergraduate, Harvard University
2002: CLAS-HEB A: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (Harvard University) Teaching Fellowship
2001: CLAS-HEB 138: The Historical Grammar of Biblical Hebrew (Harvard University) Teaching Fellowship
2001: LIT&ARTS C-37: The Hebrew Bible and its Interpreters (Harvard University) Teaching Fellowship
1997: English Language Instructor (PDS, Bologna, Italy)
  Papers, Abstracts, and Lectures
Invited Addresses
2013: “The Talmud and its World: Reading the Bavli Alongside its Late Antique Neighbors,” Talmud Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 27, 2013.
2013: “From Classical to Neo-Mandaic,” International Research Group Conference on Neo-Aramaic Dialectology, Jerusalem, June 26-27, 2013.
2013: "Incantation Texts as Witnesses to the Mandaean Scriptures" – Islamicist/Middle Eastern Seminar, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ), December 5, 2012
2012: "Digital Analysis of Mandaic Manuscripts" at Ancient Religions, Modern Technology Workshop (Brown University) February, 2012
2010: “Persian on a Shoe-String: A Collaborative Approach to Building a Language Program” (with Jo-Ann Gross) – Title VIA Annual Directors Meeting (New Orleans) February, 2010
2010: “Mesopotamian Incantation Texts between Orality and Textuality” – Rutgers Linguistic Colloquium (Rutgers University) December, 2009
2009: “Language Documentation and Cultural Survival: The Case of the Mandaeans” – AMESALL Lecture Series (Rutgers University) May, 2009
2009: “Aramaic Incantation Texts as Oral Compositions” – Workshop on Orality and Textuality in the Iranian World (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) December, 2008
2009: “Late Punic Phonology” – Harvard University Semitic Philology Workshop (Cambridge, MA), November 2008
2009: “Der Dämon und die Jungfrau – ein irakisches Volksmärchen auf Neumandäisch” – II. Mandäistische und Samaritanistische Tagung (Freie Universität Berlin) October, 2008
2008: “Cultural Survival and the Mandaeans” – Princeton Teacher’s Institute (Princeton University) May, 2008
2008: “Mandaean-Muslim Relations in Light of Sectarian Claims” – Workshop on Rethinking Sectarianism (Princeton University) May, 2008
2007: “Loanwords and Pedagogy” – Workshop on Arabic Curriculum: Facts and Prospects (Rutgers University) April, 2007
2006: “Working with New Data – Fieldwork in Semitic Languages” – Harvard University Semitic Philology Workshop (Cambridge, MA) October, 2005
2005: “The Relative Pronoun d- and Pronominal Suffixes in Mandaic” – Harvard University Semitic Philology Workshop (Cambridge, MA) November, 2004
2004: “Mandaic: Yesterday, Today ... and Tomorrow?” – Harvard University Semitic Philology Workshop (Cambridge, MA) May, 2004
Papers, Abstracts, and Lectures
2014: "Dating the Language of the Mandaean Book of John" – ARAM 36 (Oxford, UK), July 8, 2013
2013: "The Mandaean Book of John: A Relative Chronology" – AOS 223 (Portland, OR) March 14, 2013
2013: "Dating the Language of the Mandaean Book of John" – NACAL 41 (New Haven, CT), February 16, 2013
2013: "The Aramaic Incantation Texts as Witnesses to the Mandaean Scriptures" – SBL 2012 (Chicago, IL), November 19, 2012
2012: "Where in the World is Haran Gauaita?" – AOS 222 (Boston, MA) March, 2012
2011: "Resituated Metaphors: The Case of 'The Soulfisher'” – NACAL 39 (Austin, TX) February, 2011
2010: “The Demon and the Damsel, Part II: Escape to Mšuni Kušta” – ARAM 26 (Oxford, UK) July, 2009
2009: “The Demon and the Damsel: A Folktale in Iraqi Neo-Mandaic” – AOS 219 (Albuquerque, NM) March, 2009
2009: “Late Punic Phonology” – NACAL 37 (Albuquerque, NM) March, 2009
2007: “The Oral Universe of the Aramaic Orient” – NACAL 35 (San Antonio, TX) March, 2007
2007: “Iranian Scripts for Aramaic Languages: The Origin of the Mandaic Script” – ASOR Annual Meeting (Washington, DC) November, 2006
2006: “Pragmatics in the Middle Eastern Marches: Identifiability and Objective Referentiality” – NACAL 34 (Seattle, WA) March, 2006
2005: “Languages in Contact: Neo-Mandaic and Iranian” – NACAL 33 (Philadelphia, PA) March, 2005
2004: “The Neo-Mandaic Dialects of Khorramshahr and Ahwaz,” AOS 214 (San Diego, CA) March, 2004
1999: “The Marsala Punic Shipwreck” – Harvard Shipwrecks Seminar (Cambridge, MA) March, 1999
Other Presentations, Lectures, Demonstrations
2014: Interview with National Post correspondent Steven Starr for his article “Gnostic sunset: Strife in Syria and Iraq driving out Mandaeans, the last surviving followers of John the Baptist,” National Post (Toronto), August 10, 2013 (http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/08/10/gnostic-sunset-strife-in-syria-and-iraq-driving-out-mandaeans-the-last-surviving-followers-of-john-the-baptist/, last accessed September 21, 2013).
2013: Interview with Iris Mansour for article, "Death of Words — Death of Worlds" (http://projectwordsworth.com/the-death-of-words/, last accessed May 12, 2013).
2012: 2012/08/20: Interview with Gwendolen Cates for documentary, Mourning in the Garden of Eden
2012: Interview with Helen Donnelly
2012: Interview with Florian Leu (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) about endangered language documentation.
2011: Interview with Christopher Watt (Maisonneuve) for "Martyrdom and 9/11" (September 8, 2011)
2011: Interview with Nicole Pride (Rutgers Today) for "An Ancient Language on the Brink of Extinction Finds New Life" (November 9, 2010)
2010: Interview with Sam Roberts (New York Times) for "Listening to (and Saving) the World’s Languages" (April 28, 2010)
2009: Interview with David Grant (Associated Press) for "Mandaeans, Members of Iraqi Sect Predating Christianity, Struggle With Cultural Pressure in US" (July 1, 2009)
2008: Interview with Ian Wilhelm (Religion News Service) for "Obscure Mandaean Faith Risks Extinction in Iraq" (November 2, 2008)
2008: Interview with Christopher Watt (The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada) on Sabian-Mandaeans (May 14, 2008)
2007: Interview with Ashanti M. Alvarez (Rutgers FOCUS) for "Rutgers linguist works to preserve Mandean language and culture" (March 5, 2007)
2007: Interview with Chris Newmarker (Associated Press) "Casualties of the War in Iraq: The Mandaeans" (February 8, 2007)
  Organizing and Chairing Activities
Participation in Organizing or Chairing Conferences, Workshops, and Organizations
04/2011: Moderator, Panel Discussion on “Cultural Heritage Now: Iraq and Beyond” (New Brunswick, NJ)
11/2009: Organizer, RCHA Arab Heritage Workshop for Teachers (New Brunswick, NJ)
11/2009: Organizer, Panel Discussion on "Language Ecologies in the Balance" (New Brunswick, NJ)
10/2008: Moderator, RCHA Workshop on Iran in the Classroom (New Brunswick, NJ)
10/2008: Organizer, Rutgers University Faculty Development Workshop on "Iran in the Classroom" (New Brunswick, NJ)
10/2008: Co-Organizer, “Iran Today” Conference (New Brunswick, NJ)
03/2008: Co-Convener, the 36th annual meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (Chicago, IL)
04/2007: Moderator, Panel Discussion on “Evaluation of the Arabic Textbooks in Use,” Rutgers Workshop on Arabic Curriculum: Facts and Prospects (New Brunswick, NJ)
03/2007: Convener, the 35th annual meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (San Antonio, TX)
03/2005: Webmaster and Assistant Organizer, the 34th annual meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (Seattle, WA)
06/1999: Assistant Organizer, 13th International Conference of the ARAM Society (Cambridge, MA)
07/1998: Event Staff, 45th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT)
  Memberships
Membership/Offices Held in Scholarly and Professional Societies
2008-ongoing: Member, American Institute of Yemen Studies
2006: Member, American Schools of Oriental Research
2001-ongoing: Member, American Oriental Society
1999-ongoing: Member, Webmaster, and past Convener, North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics
1998-ongoing: Member, Phi Beta Kappa Society (Alpha of Rhode Island)
  Funding
Externally-Funded Research and/or Training Grants
07/2010-08/2012: (Grant Amount: $130,000) Co-Principal Investigator, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Scholarly Editions Grant, "The Mandaean Book of John: Critical Edition, Translation, and Commentary", Charles G. Haberl (50%), James McGrath (50%)
07/2009-08/2010: (Grant Amount: $8,100) Co-Principal Investigator, American Institute for Yemeni Studies (AIYS) Fellowship, "Collection, Organization, and Transcription of a Mahri Digital Archive", Charles G. Haberl (50%), Sam Liebhaber (50%)
07/2007-09/2010: (Grant Amount: $179,080) Principal Investigator, US/ED Title VIA UISFL Grant "Proposal to Expand the Rutgers Contemporary Iranian Studies Program (CISP)", Charles G. Haberl
  Community Service
Contributions to the Advancement of the Academic Profession
02/2013: Referee, Brill Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics series, manuscript of Mutzafi, Comparative Lexical Studies in Neo-Mandaic.
12/2010: Referee, Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences (Antwerp: De Gruyter Mouton)
10/2009: External Reviewer, The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania
09/2009: Referee, Politics (Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons)
Service to Other Public Bodies
05/2013-ongoing: Peer Reviewer, Qatar National Research Fund
02/2013: External Reviewer, Israel Science Foundation
01/2010: External Reviewer, Israel Science Foundation
06/2008-08/2008: Consultant, "Proposal for encoding the Mandaic script in the BMP of the UCS"
12/2007-ongoing: Reviewer and Selection Panelist, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
02/2007-ongoing: Founding Member, Mandaean Crisis International
05/2007-01/2008: Consultant, "Islamic Science Rediscovered" (Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ)
04/2006: Consultant to FBI re: Stolen Antiquities from Iraq
Service to Rutgers University
2012: Member, Search Committee
2012: Member, Search Committee
2011-2012: Chair, Assessment and Evaluation Committee, African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures.
08/2012: Audio Commentary on Annabelle Daou's Constitution for Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists from the Sally and Wynn Kramarsky Collection, exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum
2010: Search Committee, AMESALL Language Coordinator (AMESALL)
2009-2010: Search Committee, South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL)
05/2007-ongoing: Study Abroad Advisory Committee for Middle East Programs
  Students Supervised
Students Supervised for Independent Studies
2013: UG: Aliza Auslander, Senior Honors Thesis on "Metaphors as Metadata: What Language Reveals about the Categories of Thought Underlying Israeli Jurisprudence"
2011: UG: Jordan Kutzik, Senior Honors Thesis on "Hasidic Yiddish Pedagogical Materials: A Sociological and Sociolinguistic Survey"
2010: UG: Christopher Aquino, Independent Study on Media Arabic
2009: UG: Phoebe E. Youhanna, Senior Honors Thesis on "The Role of the Copts in Egyptian Identity"
2009: UG: Samantha Helwege, Senior Honors Thesis on "The Coverage of Suicide Bombings in Arab and American English-Language Media"
2009: UG: Diego Santelices, Independent Study on "The Iraqi Refugee Crisis"
2007: UG: Hanif Yazdi, Independent Study on Syriac
 
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