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Kathleen BaileyKathleen Bailey
Adjunct Associate Professor, Political Science Department
Associate Director, Islamic Civilization and Societies Program
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Boston College

Ethnic and regional politics with a focus on the former Soviet space, especially Uzbekistan and Central Asia; leadership and regional elites in Central Asia; Muslem regions, including Central Eurasia, the Middle Civilization and the Balkans.

617.552.4170
kathleen.bailey@bc.edu
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Ali BanuaziziAli Banuazizi
Professor, Political Science Department
Director, Islamic Civilization and Societies Program
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Yale University

 

Political cultures of the Middle East; comparative study of religion, ethnicity, and politics in the Middle East and Central Asia; conceptions of equality and social justice; politics of martyrdom. Chair of the International Studies Academic Advisory Board at Boston College. He is a past president of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).

617-552-4124
ali.banuazizi@bc.edu
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Sheila BlairSheila Blair
Calderwood Professor of Islamic and Asian Art, Fine Arts Department (Jointly Held)
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Harvard University

Islamic art from the seventh century to modern times. Islamic architecture; the Silk Road, Islamic script; the Islamic book, and the arts of Iran. Author of co-author of the books, Islamic Calligraphy, Islam: A Thousand Years of Faith and Power and Islamic Arts. Artistic consultant to the three-hour documentary Islam: Empire of Faith, shown nationally on PBS.

617.552.8595
sheila.blair@bc.edu
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Jonathan BloomJonathan Bloom
Calderwood Professor of Islamic and Asian Art, Fine Arts Department (Jointly Held)
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Harvard University


History of Islamic art and architecture; arts of medieval Spain; the history of the city of Jerusalem; the history of paper; the art and architecture of North Africa and Egypt produced under the Fatimid dynasty between the tenth century and the twelfth. Principal consultant of the documentary Islam: Empire of Faith, shown nationally on PBS. Author or co-author of the books, Paper Before Print: The History and Impact of Paper in the Islamic World, Islam: A Thousand Years of Power and Faith, The Art and Architecture of Islam: 1250 - 1800. The Pelican History of Art.

617-552-8595
jonathan.bloom@bc.edu
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David DiPasquale
Instructor, Political Science Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Harvard University

The intersection between Islamic law and political thought in pre-modern and contemporary contexts; transmission and recovery of Greek science by Arabic-speaking Muslims in the Middle Ages; political philosophy established by Alfarabi, Avicenna and Averroes. The War on Terror, Muslim immigration in Europe and the relation between Islam and the West. Courses have included: Introduction to Islamic Civilization; Islamic Political Philosophy; Islam and Liberal Democracy.

david.dipasquale@bc.edu

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Krause

Peter Krause
Assistant Professor, Political Science Department
College of Arts & Sciences
PhD, MIT

International security; Middle East politics; non-state violence; social movements. Courses include: “International Relations of the Middle East” and “Terrorism, Insurgency, and Political Violence."

617.552.0759
peter.krause.2@bc.edu
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Laurence

Jonathan Laurence
Associate Professor, Political Science Department
College of Arts & Sciences

European politics; the integration of Muslims into European politics and society. Co-author of the book Integrating Islam: Political and Religious Challenges in Contemporary France. He is an Affiliated Scholar with the Center on the US and Europe at the Brookings Institution.

617.552.8991
jonathan.laurence@bc.edu
http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/polisci/facstaff/laurence.html

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MorrisJames Morris
Professor, Theology Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Harvard University

Islamic theology, specifically the Qur’an, Hadith, and Islamic philosophical traditions. President of the Rumi Institute’s international advisory council and honorary Life Fellow of the Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabī Society. His books include Knowledge of the Soul; The Reflective Heart: Discovering Spiritual Intelligence in Ibn ‘Arabī’s ‘Meccan Illuminations; Orientations: Islamic Thought in a World Civilisation; Ibn ‘Arabī: The Meccan Revelations; The Master and the Disciple: An Early Islamic Spiritual Dialogue.

617.552.0571
james.morris.4@bc.edu
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Sajdi

Dana Sajdi
Associate Professor, History Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D., Columbia University

Literary culture and the politics of textual production, especially of memorial/historical genres, such as chronicles, biographies, and city histories.  Social and literary phenomenon of authorship of chronicles by commoners and marginals in 18th-century Levant (roughly, the Arabic-speaking part of the eastern Mediterranean). Damascus.  Editor of Ottoman Tulips, Ottoman Coffee: Leisure and Lifestyle in the Eighteenth Century  and co-editor of volume focusing on Arabic elegiac poetry, "Transforming Loss into Beauty": Essays in Arabic Literature and Culture in Memory of Magda Al-Nowaihi

617.552.1871
sajdi@bc.edu
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Salameh

Franck Salameh
Associate Professor, Slavic and Eastern Languages Department
College of Arts & Sciences
PhD, Brandeis University

19th and 20th century Middle East; language, identity, and history of ideas in the modern Middle East; Jews and Christians in the Middle East; Modern Arabic, Dialectal, and Francophone Levantine Literatures; and Comparative Semitic Languages. Author of book Language Memory and Identity in the Middle East; The Case for Lebanon.

617.552.3915
salameh@bc.edu
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