My interest in Islamic studies began many years ago when I read the mystical poetry of Rumi and Hafez. This sparked a desire in me to learn Persian and Arabic, which in turn led to an interest in nearly all things Islamic, from Qur'anic studies and hadith literature to modern Islamic law and politics. My expertise is primarily in the fields of early Islamic history, comparative law and North African history.
I've been fortunate enough to be educated at some excellent universities and colleges in the U.S. and North Africa, finishing my studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University under the guidance of Professor Michael Cook.
This fall, I'm teaching two courses: (FYS) The Religion of Islam and World Religions. In the spring, I'll be teaching three courses: Muhammad, Religion & Politics in Islam, and Religion and Law.