Professor of Islamic History
Department of History
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth

Room 313, Group I
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
Office:  (508) 999-8302
Cell:  (857) 523-0894

Fields of Teaching and Research

  • Conflict in Contemporary Islamic Eurasia (Chechnya, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Macedonia).
  • Nationalism and Identity in the Caucasus/Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan).
  • Ottoman History (with emphasis on nationalism in the Balkans).
  • Transnational jihadi Militant Movements and Al Qaeda terrorism.
Professional Experience

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
  • History Dept. Full Professor of Islamic Civilization. Fall 2001-present
University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies.
  • History Dept. Lecturer in Middle Eastern-Balkan History. 1999-2001.
University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Lecturer of Islamic Central Asian and Medieval Middle Eastern History. 1996- 1998.


University of Wisconsin.  Madison. WI.

  • PhD,  May 1999. Middle Eastern and Islamic Central Asian History.

Indiana University. Bloomington. IN.

  • Masters Degree. Spring 1992. Russian and East European History
  • Masters Degree. Spring 1990. Department of Central Eurasian Studies.  Ottoman Language and Turkic History.

Stetson University. Deland FL.

  • Bachelor of Arts. Spring 1988. Department of History.   (Russian Studies and Art Minors).
  • DeLand High School. FL.
  • Friar's Middle School. Bangor, Wales (United Kingdom).


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