Extras – Middle East Issue Experts

Paul D. Healey, is an Editorial Director for AALL Spectrum
Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Memorial Law Library,
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Islamic Experts

Ervand Abrahamian, Historian at Baruch College

Dr. Jamal Badawi, Islamic Information Foundation

Jonathan Brockopp, Assistant Professor of Religion, Bard College

Jerome Wright Clinton, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University

Hamid Dabashi, a sociologist who heads Columbia’s department of Middle Eastern and Asian languages and culture

Jamal J. Elias, Religion Department of Amherst College

Carl W. Ernst, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a specialist on Islamic Studies, with focus on Iran and South Asia. His research mainly devoted to Sufism.

John Esposito, Founding Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding: History and International Affairs at Georgetown University

Irene Gendzier, Professor at Boston University with Specialization in Comparative Politics, Political Development, International Political Economy, Middle Eastern Studies

Alan Godlas, Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia

Pieternella (Nelly) HarderVandoorn , Department of Theology, Valparais University

Amir Hussain, Dr. Hussain teaches at California State University Northridge, and his research focuses on the North American Muslim communities.

Zayn Kassam, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Pomona College

Bruce Lawrence, Chair of the Graduate Program in Religion at Duke University. Research interest: Comparative Fundamentalism, Muslim Networks.

Ingrid Mattson, Vice President, Islamic Society of North America

Timothy P. Mitchell, Associate Professor, Politics, Middle Eastern Studies; Director, Hagop Kevorkian Center, New York University

Gordon Newby, Department of Middle East Studies, Emory University

Abdulazi z Sachedina, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia

Omid Safi, Islamic Studies & Comparative Religions, Colgate University

Barbara R. von Schlegell, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Centers for the Study of Islam in North America

Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. This contains an excellent set of links to each of the countries of the Middle East

Centers for the Study of Islam in North America. A list of Centers for Islam studies.

The Hagop Kevorkian Center at NYU. The center was created in 1966 to support the study of the modern Middle East and promote a more informed understanding of the region.

Harvard’s Center of Middle Eastern Studies. CMES was founded in 1954 for the purpose of furthering the study of the Middle East at Harvard University.

Middle East Links. Compiled at Macquarie University in Australia.

Middle East Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. From the Library University of California, Berkeley.

Middle East Studies: Columbia University. A compilation of resources.

Academic Institutions focusing on study of Islam and Religious Studies

American Academy of Religion. From their website: Founded in 1909, the AAR is the world’s largest association of academics who research or teach topics related to religion.

American Oriental Society. Basic research in the languages and literatures of Asia is its tradition.

Canadian Muslim Civil Liberties Association (CMCLA). A website of resources for Canadian Muslims.

Canadian Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR CAN). From their website: CAIR was established to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America.

The Center for Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska Omaha

Middle East Studies Association, From their website: MESA is a private nonprofit, non-political organization of scholars and other persons interested in the study of the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic world.

Other Resources

“Afghanistan: A Country Study”, an e-version of the book published by Library of Congress in 1986 by Luke Griffin, IIT.

American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee, informational resources/bibliography on Arab Americans, the Arab World and Islam.

Arabic Programs in the U.S. and Around the World, a good resource of links.

Islam from Minnesota State University, brief encyclopedia-type entries on the various aspect of Islamic history and culture as well as beliefs.

Islam – learning modules and resources, Washington State University presents a learning module of history, culture and basic resources.

Religion – Muslim or Islam , posted by University of Vermont. It has many links to Muslim Organizations and Groups. The Islamic groups also are divided geographically with links to opinions and current politics.

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