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Martyn Oliver Director, Arab World Studies Critical RGC Studies

Contact
Send email to Martyn Oliver
(202) 885-2943 (Office)
CAS - Critical RGC Studies
Battelle-Tompkins - T16
Wednesday 12-2pm, Friday 10:00am-12:00pm, and by appointment
Degrees
PhD, Boston University; BA, University of Puget Sound

Languages Spoken
Arabic, French, German (basic reading and conversation)
Bio
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 examines how the development of the academic study of religion was influenced by popular culture and colonial conceptions of religious identity.
See Also
Arab World Studies
For the Media
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Teaching

Fall 2021

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

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

Spring 2022

  • AWST-240 Orig Gods: Eth/Rlg Anc Nr East

  • AWST-240 Orig Gods: Eth/Rlg Anc Nr East

  • AWST-415 Islam in America