Faculty

Luke Yarbrough

Published: May 2, 2018

Luke Yarbrough (Ph.D. 2012, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University) is a historian of pre-modern Islamic societies. His work deals primarily with relations between Muslims and non-Muslims in their historical and legal aspects, and extends to the study of hadith, polemical literature, and administrative practice, among other topics. Yarbrough has held post-doctoral fellowships at the Herbert…

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Aomar Boum

Published: July 20, 2017

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist with a historical bent concerned with the social and cultural representation of and political discourse about religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East and North Africa. My ethnographic work engages many cultural, social, political and academic taboos in the Middle East and North Africa region including the place of…

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Asma Sayeed

Published: July 7, 2016

Asma Sayeed’s primary research interests are in early and classical Muslim social history, the history of Muslim education, the intersections of law and social history, and women and gender studies.  Her book, Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam (Cambridge University Press, 2013) analyzes  Muslim women’s religious education, specifically their transmission of hadith from…

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