Ali A. Olomi is a scholar of Middle East and Islamic history specializing in intellectual and cultural history with an emphasis on how the Middle East relates to and encounters the broader Mediterranean world. A graduate of UCLA’s College of Letters and Sciences and Ph.D candidate at the University of California Irvine he is a social and political commentator with a keen interest in the historical underpinnings of current events.
He is a lecturer, writer, and researcher. His research interests include questions about empire and colonialism, modernity, gender and sexuality, intellectual and cultural history, history of religion, Islam, mysticism, terrorism/insurgency, and Muslim-Jewish relations, historiography, pedagogy, and critical theory. He has an interest in world history and situating the the Middle East in a global perspective.
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