Meet our new faculty: Adam Benkato, Eastern studies

Adam Benkato looking at the camera

Adam Benkato is a new member of the UC Berkeley faculty. (Photo courtesy of Adam Benkato)

Name: Adam Benkato
Discipline: Eastern Studies
Degrees: B.A., University of Southern California, 2009; M.A,. SOAS University of London, 2010; Ph.D., SOAS University of London, 2015
Research interests: Philologist and linguist focusing on Iranian languages Persian, Sogdian and Arabic. Social contexts of medieval texts as well as in their modern receptions
Fun fact: I like to bake pie (and share it with nice colleagues).