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Professor Khaled El-Rouayheb
Faculty Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic and Islamic Intellectual History
Khaled El-Rouayheb is James Richard Jewett Professor of Arabic and of Islamic Intellectual History at the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations at Harvard University. His research interests include: the intellectual and cultural history of the Arabic-Islamic world in the early-modern period (1500-1800); the history of Arabic logic; Islamic theology and philosophy. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), a MA in Middle Eastern History from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), and a PhD (2003) in Oriental Studies from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). He has been a Junior Research Fellow of the British Academy (2003-2006), a Junior Mellon Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2008-2009), and a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2011-12).
His publications include the four monographs: The Development of Arabic Logic, 1200-1800 (Schwabe Verlag 2019), Islamic Intellectual History in the Seventeenth Century: Scholarly Currents in the Ottoman Empire and the Maghreb (Cambridge University Press, 2015), Relational Syllogisms & the History of Arabic Logic, 900-1900 (Brill, 2010); and Before Homosexuality in the Arabic-Islamic World, 1500-1800 (University of Chicago Press, 2005). He has also co-edited (with Sabine Schmidtke) the Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy (Oxford University Press 2916). His edition with introduction of Kashf al-asrar ‘an ghawamid al-afkar by Afdal al-Din al-Khunaji (d.1248), published by the Iranian Institute for Philosophy (2010), was selected in 2011 as the distinguished book by the National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran.