Denise A Spellberg
Professor, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Professor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Professor, Department of Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Phone: +1 512 475 7202
Denise A. Spellberg's research in intellectual, religious, and gender history focuses on the medieval Islamic world, from Iran to North Africa, and also on Islam and Muslims in early modern and contemporary Europe and the United States. In addition to the department of History, Dr. Spellberg is affiliated with Program in Islamic Studies, Womens and Gender Studies, Medieval Studies, American Studies, and Religious Studies. Her books include "Politics, Gender, and the Islamic Past (1994) " and "Thomas Jeffersons Quran: Islam and the Founders" (2013), which has been translated into Indonesian and Arabic. She is currently working on her third book "Aisha and the Islamic Historical Tradition: A Life" and "Politics, Gender, and the Islamic Past: The Legacy of Aisha bint Abi Bakr," which will be published by Columbia University Press.