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Martyn Oliver Faculty Chair, AU Core CAS - CRGC

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(202) 885-2943 (Office)
CAS - Critical RGC Studies
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PhD, Boston University; BA, University of Puget Sound

Languages Spoken
Arabic, French, German (basic reading and conversation)
Martyn was born and raised in southern Minnesota. In addition to Washington State and Boston, his studies also took him to Scotland, Lebanon, Austria, and Morocco. His work explores the construction of religious identity, particularly how Western literature depicts Islam and Muslims. His current research examines how the development of the academic study of religion was influenced by popular culture and colonial conceptions of religious identity.
See Also
Arab World Studies
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Spring 2023

  • AWST-415 Islam in America

Fall 2023

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Jerusalem: Myth Hist Modernity

  • CORE-107 Complex Problems Seminar: Jerusalem: Myth Hist Modernity