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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina
Jeffry R. Halverson
Islam, history of Abrahamic religions, modern Middle East
Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Jeffry R. Halverson is an Islamic studies scholar and historian of religions, specializing in the Middle East and North Africa. He joined the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University in 2013. He previously served as an assistant research professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. He attended Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y., and studied Islam in Cairo, Egypt, as a Fulbright fellow from 2000-2001. Halverson received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religious Studies (Islamic Studies) from the Department of Religious Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University (Tempe).
He is the author of "Theology and Creed in Sunni Islam" (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), "Searching for a King: Muslim Nonviolence and the Future of Islam" (Potomac, 2012) and lead author of "Master Narratives of Islamist Extremism" (Palgrave Macmillan 2011). Halverson's scholarship has also been published in several academic journals, including The Muslim World and The Journal of Communication and reference works. His research has also been cited by CNN, al-Jazeera English, Public Radio International, The Globe and Mail, Religion News, ASU News and others.