Sherman Jackson

King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity
Director

Contact Information
E-mail: sajackso@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-0272
Office: ACB 230

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Curriculum Vitae
 

Education

  • Ph.D. Oriental Studies: Islamic Near East, University of Pennsylvania, 5/1990

  • Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    My research interests begin in classical Islamic Studies, including law, theology and intellectual history, and extend to placing this legacy in conversation with the realities of modern Islam in the West, most especially Muslim communities in America. This implicates issues of race, immigration, liberalism, democracy, religion in the modern world, pluralism, constitutionalism, Muslim radicalism and related areas of inquiry, again, all in conversation with the classical and post-classical legacies of Islam.

    Publications


    Book
    • Jackson, S. A. (2012). Sufism for Non-Sufis? Ibn ‘Atâ' Allâh al-Sakandarî's Tâj al-‘Arûs. New York: Oxford University Press.
    • Jackson, S. A. (2012). Initiative to Stop the Violence: Sadat's Assassins and the Renunciation of Political Violence. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
    • Jackson, S. A. (2009). Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering. New York: Oxford University Press.
    • Jackson, S. A. (2005). Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking Towards the Third Resurrection. New York: Oxford University Press.
    • Jackson, S. A. (2002). On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abû Hâmid al-Ghazâlî's Faisal al-Tafriqa. Karachi: Oxford University Press.
    • Jackson, S. A. (1996). Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihâb al-Dîn al-Qarâfî. (Vol. 1). Leiden: E.J. Brill.


    Honors and Awards

    • USC Endowed Chair, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity, 8/16/2011-  
    • Among 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World, 2012-2013  
    • Among 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World, 2009-2010  


  • Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
  • University of Southern California
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