Education and Career:
I come to Oxford from a four-year stint in the United States, where I held research fellowships at Georgetown and Harvard Universities. I have also taught at Qatar University and the Middlebury College Arabic Program in the US. I studied at the Universities of Manchester, Edinburgh, Durham and Damascus.
Modern developments in Islam; Islam and politics; Islamic religious leadership; sectarianism and religious conflict; Lebanon and the Middle East.
Long walks with the dog; kayaking; shisha; anything to do with Lebanon.
Beyond Sunni and Shia: The Roots of Sectarianism in a Changing Middle East
This collection seeks to advance our understanding of intra-Islamic identity conflict during a period of upheaval in the Middle East.
Religious Nationalism in the Official Culture of Multi-Confessional Lebanon
The Struggle to Define a Nation: Rethinking Religious Nationalism in the Contemporary Islamic World
The present volume analyses the relation between religion and nationalism within the wider context of the so-called Islamic World; from the first half of twentieth century until the most recent events of the Arab Spring.
Islam and politics, Nationalism
Between Sect and State in Lebanon: Religious Leaders at the Interface
Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies
Remaking the Mosaic: Religious Leaders and Secular Borders in the Colonial Levant