Islamic Studies Today 2014
Khaled El-Rouayheb Named James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic and Islamic Intellectual History
K haled El-Rouayheb began his teaching career at Harvard in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in 2006 and was named James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic and Islamic Intellectual History in 2014. A native of Lebanon, Professor El-Rouayheb first studied history as an undergraduate then as a graduate student at the American University of Beirut before earning a second bachelor’s in philosophy from the University of Copenhagen. He earned his doctorate in Oriental Studies from the University of Cambridge in 2003. Professor El-Rouayheb’s research ranges from the intellectual and cultural history of the Arabic-Islamic world in the Mamluk and early-Ottoman periods (1200-1800) to the history of Arabic logic and the history of Islamic philosophy and theology. His numerous articles and monographs include Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800 (2005), Relational Syllogisms & the History of Arabic Logic, 900-1900 (2010), Islamic Intellectual History in the Seventeenth Century (2015), and The Development of Arabic Logic, 1200-1800 (2019). He is also the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy (2016) and the editor of the book series Makers of the Muslim World, published by Oneworld Publishers.