Ali A. Olomi is a scholar of Middle East history specializing in the intellectual and cultural history of the region with an emphasis on how the Middle East relates to and encounters the wider Mediterranean world. A graduate of UCLA’s College of Letters and Sciences, he is a social and political commentator with a keen interest in the historical underpinnings of current events.
He is currently pursuing higher academia at UCI, is a lecturer, cultural consultant, writer, and researcher. His research interests include questions about empire and colonialism, modernity, gender and sexuality, intellectual and cultural history, orientalism, history of religion, Islam, mysticism, religious terrorism/insurgency, and Muslim-Christian and Muslim-Jewish relations. He has an interest in world history and situating the history of the Middle East in a global perspective.
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