Brannon M. Wheeler
leave, AY 2012-2013 in
King Faisal Center for Islamic Studies
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Institute for Islamic World
Shaykh Zayd University
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Director, Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies
Middle East and Islamic Studies
East and History of Religions
to faculty website
Ph.D - University of Chicago
B.A. - Pitzer College
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Selected Research and
Professor of History, United States Naval Academy, 2005-Present.
Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington, 2001-2005.
Senior CAORC Fellow, American Centers for Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan, 2003-2004.
Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, Royal Institute for Inter-faith Studies, Amman, Jordan, 2004.
Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, 2004.
Senior Fulbright Research Fellow, Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, Muscat, Oman, 2004.
Visiting Associate Professor, Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, University of Bergen, 2005.
Fellow, Institute for Ismaili Studies, London, UK, June-December 2003.
Visiting Scholar, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University, June-December 2003.
Senior Islamicist-in-Residence, American Research Center in Egypt, 2000.
Fellow, American Institute of Maghreb Studies, Research Grant, Tunisia, Spring 2000.
Visiting Scholar in the College of Shariah and Islamic Studies, Kuwait University, December 1996-September 1997.
Editor and Advisory Board: Comparative Islamic Studies, Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies in Asia, journal of al-Tamaddun (Malaysia).
Books and Edited Volumes:
Mecca and Eden: Ritual, Relics, and Territory in Islam. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Applying the Canon in Islam: The Authorization and Maintenance of Interpretive Reasoning in Hanafi Scholarship. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.
Moses in the Quran and Islamic Exegesis. Quranic Studies Series. London: Routledge/Curzon Press, 2002.
Teaching Islam. Edited volume, American Academy of Religion Teaching Religions Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Prophets in the Quran: An Introduction to the Quran and Muslim Exegesis. London and New York: Continuum International Publications, 2002.
Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism. With Scott Noegel. London: Scarecrow Press, 2002.
Prayer, Magic, and the Stars. Edited volume with Scott Noegel and Joel Walker. History of Magic Series. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003.
"al-Tasamah fi al-Qanun al-Islami wa Tadbiqatu-hu" [Tolerance in Islamic Law and Practice]. al-Tasamah
"Quran and its Study in Islam." In Peace, Order, and Extremism: A Canadian Perspective on Moderate and Militant Islam. Ed. James Beverley and Gordon Melton (forthcoming).
"Quran and Muslim Exegesis as a Source for the History of the Ancient Near East." In Bridging Judaism and Islam (Tel Aviv: Bar-Ilan University, forthcoming).
"Arab Prophets of the Quran and Bible." Journal of Quranic Studies 8.2 (2006): 24-57.
"Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, United States Naval Academy," American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 24 (2007): 133-142.
"'Alaqat al-Maqasid bi-l-Adillah wa al-Qawa'id: Dirasat Muqaranah" [Connection of the Goals of Islamic Law with its Indications and Foundations: Comparative Studies]. Nadwah Tatawur al-'Ulum al-Fiqhiyyah fi Oman: al-Fiqh al-Umani wa al-Maqasid al-Shariah. Ed. al-Hajj Sulayman b. Ibrahim Babziz al-Warijlani (Muscat: Wizarat al-Awqaf wa al-Shi'un al-Diniyyah, 2007): 245-280.
"Moses in the Quran and Islamic Exegesis." In Blackwell Companion to the Quran. Ed. Andrew Rippin (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006), 248-265.
"Dirasat al-Din al-Muqarin wa Usul al-Mujtama‘ al-Madani [Comparative Study of Religion and the Roots of Religious Pluralism]." al-Tasamah 8 (Winter 1425/2005): 66-75.
"Arab Prophets and the Tombs of Giants." Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies 6.2 (2006): 39-61.
"al-Anbiya' al-'Arab wa Qubur al-Jababirah [Arab Prophets and the Tombs of Giants]." al-Nashra 30 (Spring 2004): 19-23.
"Touching the Penis in Islamic Law." History of Religions 44 (2004): 89-119.
"Relics of the Prophet Muhammad." Islamica 13 (April 2004): 107-112.
"Identity in the Margins: Unpublished Hanafi Commentaries on the Mukhtasar of Ahmad b. Muhammad al-Quduri." Islamic Law and Society 10 (2003).
"The Prophet Muhammad Dhu al-Qarnayn: His Journey to the Cities at the Ends of the Earth." Byzantino-rossica 2 (2003): 179-219.
"Israel and the Torah of Muhammad." In Quran and Bible. Ed. John Reeves. SBL series. Scholars Press, 2003.
"Food of Israel and Q 3:90." In Food and Judaism. Ed. Leonard J. Greenspoon. Studies in Jewish Civilization 12 (Omaha: Creighton University Press, forthcoming).
"The 'New Torah': Some Early Islamic Views of the Quran and other Revealed Books." Graeco-Arabica 7-8 (1999-2000): 371-604.