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Martyn Oliver Director, Arab World Studies Critical RGC Studies

Send email to Martyn Oliver
(202) 885-2943 (Office)
CAS - Critical RGC Studies
Battelle-Tompkins - T16
Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm, Friday 9:00am-11:00am, and by appointment
Additional Positions at AU
Undergraduate Religious Studies Advisor
PhD, Boston University; BA, University of Puget Sound

Languages Spoken
Arabic, French, German (basic reading and conversation)
Martyn was born and raised in southern Minnesota. In addition to Washington State and Boston, his studies also took him to Scotland, Lebanon, Austria, and Morocco. His work explores the construction of religious identity, particularly how Western literature depicts Islam and Muslims. His current research addresses how the development of the academic study of religion was influenced by culture.
See Also
Arab World Studies
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Spring 2021

  • AWST-350 Topics in Arab World Studies: Islam in America

  • RELG-145 Religion without Borders

  • RELG-145 Religion without Borders

Fall 2021

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Jerusalem: Myth Hist Modernity

  • CORE-107 Complex Problems Seminar: Jerusalem: Myth Hist Modernity