Extras - Middle East Issue ExpertsBy Paul Healey, Published on November 15, 2001
Historian at Baruch College
Islamic Information Foundation
Assistant Professor of Religion, Bard College
Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton
a sociologist who heads Columbia's department of Middle
Eastern and Asian languages and culture
Eastern and Asian languages and culture
J. Elias, Religion Department of Amherst College
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.
Founding Director of the
Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding: History and International
Affairs at Georgetown University
Professor at Boston University with Specialization in Comparative
Politics, Political Development, International Political Economy, Middle
Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia
(Nelly) HarderVandoorn, Department of Theology,
Hussain teaches at California State University Northridge, and his
research focuses on the North American Muslim communities.
Assistant Professor of
Religious Studies, Pomona College
Chair of the Graduate Program in Religion at Duke University. Research
interest: Comparative Fundamentalism, Muslim Networks.
President, Islamic Society of North America
Associate Professor, Politics, Middle Eastern Studies; Director, Hagop
Kevorkian Center, New York University
Department of Middle East Studies, Emory University
Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia
Studies & Comparative Religions, Colgate University
R. von Schlegell, Assistant
Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Centers for the
Study of Islam in North America
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
for the Study of Islam in North America. A
list of Centers for Islam studies.
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.
Center of Middle Eastern Studies.
CMES was founded in 1954 for the purpose of furthering the study of
the Middle East at Harvard University.
Compiled at Macquarie University in Australia.
East Resources at the University of California, Berkeley.
From the Library University of California, Berkeley.
East Studies: Columbia University. A compilation of
Institutions focusing on study of Islam and Religious Studies
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.
Oriental Society. Basic research in the languages and
literatures of Asia is its tradition.
Muslim Civil Liberties Association (CMCLA). A website of
resources for Canadian Muslims.
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
Center for Afghanistan Studies,
University of Nebraska Omaha
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
A Country Study”,
an e-version of the book published by Library of Congress in 1986 by Luke
Arab Anti Discrimination Committee,
informational resources/bibliography on Arab Americans, the Arab World and
Programs in the U.S. and Around the World, a good resource of
from Minnesota State University, brief encyclopedia-type
entries on the various aspect of Islamic history and culture as well as
- learning modules and resources, Washington State University
presents a learning module of history, culture and basic resources.
- 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.