Ali A. Olomi is a writer, historian, and 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. He is Assistant Professor of History at Penn State Abington. He received his bachelors from UCLA’s College of Letters and Sciences and Masters and Ph.D from the University of California Irvine. He is a social and political commentator with a keen interest in the historical underpinnings of current events.
He’s taught at the University of California Irvine and Loyola Marymount University
He is a lecturer, writer, and researcher. His research and teaching interests include questions on empire and colonialism, modernity, gender and sexuality, intellectual and cultural history, history of religion, mysticism, folklore, and esotericism, political violence, 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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