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Islamic and Mediterranean Studies

“A collaborative for Islamic and Mediterranean Studies at URI”

In the fall of 2012, three faculty were hired into this cluster to be part of a university-wide interdisciplinary initiative. The new hires are now working together with colleagues across the University to create interdisciplinary teaching and research opportunities for Islamic and Mediterranean Studies. The collaborative for Islamic and Mediterranean Studies at URI underscores the identification of faculty with an Islamic and/or Mediterranean focus, supports their scholarship, and solidifies their ongoing commitment in this area.

The following individuals are now assistant professors at URI as a result of the Cluster Hire Initiative.  To learn more about each faculty, click on their to view their profile page.

Katrin Jomaa – Islamic Religion and Politics

Alex Magidow – Modern Standard Arabic

Alan Verskin – Islamic Religion & Politics


Annual Reports

Each cluster generated an annual report to the Provost as an update on collaborative research, scholarship and service.  The Islamic and Mediterranean Studies annual reports can be found by following the links below.



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