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Martyn Oliver Faculty Chair, AU Core Critical Race Gender and Culture Studies

PhD, Boston University; BA, University of Puget Sound

Languages Spoken
Arabic, French, German (basic reading and conversation)
Martyn was born and raised in southern Minnesota. In addition to Washington State and Boston, his studies also took him to Scotland, Lebanon, Austria, and Morocco. His work explores the construction of religious identity, particularly how Western literature depicts Islam and Muslims. His current research examines how the development of the academic study of religion was influenced by popular culture and colonial conceptions of religious identity.
See Also
Arab World Studies
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Spring 2024

  • CRGC-350 Topics in CRGC Studies: One Nation, Under Gods

  • HNRS-050 Honors Supplement: One Nation, Under Gods

Fall 2024

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Jerusalem: Myth Hist Modernity

  • CORE-107 Complex Problems Seminar: Jerusalem: Myth Hist Modernity