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Ali, Samer M.

Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies
University of Michigan


Prof. Samer Ali teaches undergraduate and graduate students at the U of Michigan. He conducts research on medieval Arabo-Islamic literature and culture, particularly Abbasid and Andalusian culture, and authored _Arabic Literary Salons in the Islamic Middle Ages_ (Notre Dame). He also contributes to the field of Islamic studies with counter-narratives such as "Early Islam -- Henotheism or Monotheism? A View from the Court" (J of Arabic Literature) and teaches U of M's Islamic Law, focusing not only on theory (usul), but much-neglected social practice. -- His research has earned seven awards from the American Institute of Maghreb Studies, The Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin, Fulbright-IIE, and Fulbright-Hays.

DISCIPLINE
Literature
SUB AREAS
Islamic Studies   
Comparative   
Folklore/Folklife   
Arabic   
AREAS OF INTEREST
All Middle East   
Iraq   
Spain   
Egypt   
Mediterranean Countries   
SPECIALTIES
Literary Salons and Public Spaces in Society   
Early Islamic Kinship   
Med Poetry, Lit, Lore, Mythology   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Native)   
French (Intermediate)   
German (Intermediate)   
Hebrew (Elementary)   
Persian (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
PhD2002NELCIndiana U
MA1997Middle East CenterUniversity of Utah
BA1990PsychologyUniversity of Chicago
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Samer M. Ali






Department of Near Eastern Studies
University of Michigan, STB Suite 4111
202 S. Thayer St.
Ann Arbor, MI
48104
United States
Phone:(734) 764-1401
Fax:(734) 936-2679
samerali@umich.edu

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