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Rock-Singer, Aaron

Perry World House post-doctoral fellow, Perry World House, Penn
University of Pennsylvania

Aaron Rock-Singer is a social and intellectual historian of Islam and the Modern Middle East. He received his B.A from the University of Pennsylvania (2007), his M.Phil from St. Antony’s College, Oxford (2010) and his Ph.D from Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies (2016). He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House and, in July 2017, will join Cornell's Department of Near Eastern Studies as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Aaron's research draws on mass and small media to trace the changing relationship between religion, politics and society in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Egypt. He has published six articles in peer reviewed journals, including The International Journal of Middle East Studies, The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, The Muslim World, and Islamic Law and Society. In September 2016, he published an E-book, entitled "Islamists and Autocrats: What the Next Administration Needs to Know about the Current Egyptian Landscape and its Origins." Aaron is currently preparing a book, based partially on his dissertation, that charts the rise of the Islamic Revival in Egypt over the past forty years in global perspective. More information on his research and teaching can be found in his CV and at http://aaronrocksinger.academia.edu.

19th-21st Centuries   
Islamic Thought   
Islamic Studies   
Islamic Law   
Lay Religious Authority   
"Religious" education in Egypt   
Arabic (Advanced)   
Hebrew (Advanced)   
Turkish (Intermediate)   
PhD2016Near Eastern StudiesPrinceton University
MPhil2010Oriental StudiesOxford University
BA2007Near Eastern Languages and CivilizationUniversity of Pennsylvania

Aaron Rock-Singer

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