Emran El-Badawi, Program Director, Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Modern and Classical Languages, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Areas of expertise
- Arab Liberalism
- Development and sustainability
- Arab-Middle East Studies
- Oil & religion
- Certificate of Appreciation, US Customs and Border Protection, Houston, TX, April 19, 2016
- Energy Fellows Award, Hobby Center for Public Policy, University of Houston, 2016 ($500)
- Recognition, Energy Symposium Series, UH Energy, Houston, TX, February 15, 2016
- Certificate of Appreciation, US Customs and Border Protection, Houston, TX, April 7, 2015
- NEH Summer Stipends Award, 2014 ($6,000)
- Honorable Acclaim, British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize 2014, for The Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions
- Provost Certificate of Excellence, for “extraordinary achievements,” University of Houston, October 22, 2014
- Supervisor Award, Rutgers University Computing Services, 2003
- Editor, Communities of the Qur’an: Dialogue, Debate and Diversity in the 21st Century, OneWorld, (forthcoming, 2018).
- Co-author, A History of the Classical Middle East, 500-1500. San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing, (forthcoming, 2018).
- The Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions, New York; London: Routledge Press, 2013; repr. 2016.
- (NOMINATED for British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize 2014)
- “Between Qur’an and Church Canon: Near Eastern law and politics in the long seventh century, ca. 570-705 CE” (in progress 2016)
- “الكنائس السريانية والرسالة القرآنية,” International Qur'anic Studies Association / Lockwood Press, (in progress 2018)
- "الحرية الفكرية والدراسات القرآنية," Oasis: Christians and Muslims in the Global World 24, (forthcoming 2017).
- “Communities of interpretation: The case of the Qur’an,” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 33.4 (2016): 146-54.
- “Religious violence in the Middle East: Military intervention, Salafi-Jihadism and the dream of a Caliphate” Journal of International and Area Studies (under review, 2016)
- “When Jews and Christians believed in the Qur’an,” Conflict and Convergence in Late Antiquity: Judaism and Christianity at the Origins of Islam, Ed. Michael Pregill, Mizan (2015): 1-7.
- “The impact of Aramaic (especially Syriac) on the Qur’ān” Religion Compass 8.7 (2014): 220-28.
- “From ‘clergy’ to ‘celibacy:’ The development of rahbaniyyah between Qur’an, Hadith and Church Canon” Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur’an and Hadith Studies 11.1 (2013): 1-14.
- “A humanistic reception of the Qur’an,” English Language Notes 50.2, Scriptural Margins: On the Boundaries of Sacred Texts (2012): 99-112.
- “Divine kingdom in Syriac Matthew and the Qur’an” Journal of Eastern Christian Studies 61.1-2, 2009.“Tales of king Abgar: A basis to investigate earliest Syrian Christian syncretism” Journal of Assyrian Academic Studies 20.2 (2006): 25-44.
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Grants and Funded Research
- Provost Faculty Travel Fund Grant, for conference presentation at the International Qur’anic Studies Association, Beït El-Hikma: Académie Tunisienne des Sciences, des Lettres et des Arts, Tunisia, July 4-7, 2017 ($1,200)
- Small Grants Program, book subvention, University of Houston, February 2017 ($5,000) Research Progress Grant, for research in Istanbul, Cairo & Deoband, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Houston, 2016 ($3,500)
- The Windsor Foundation for the International Qur’anic Studies Association, 2016-2018 ($30,000)
- Middle Eastern Studies program (scholarships, events, research, pedagogue), Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, September 2015 ($60,000)
- Communities of the Qur’an Conference, The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance and the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston, 2015 ($30,000)
- Provost Faculty Travel Fund Grant, for conference presentation at the International Qur’anic Studies Association, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, Indonesia, August 4-7, 2015 ($1,200)
- Steering committee member, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, “Building Bridges” grant, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation/Foundation for Islamic Art, 2014-16 ($240,000)
- Assisted in campaign for a Chair of Modern Arab History, Arab American Educational Foundation, 20112012 ($1,000,000)
- Partner, Society of Biblical Literature, “Consultation” grant for International Qur’anic Studies Association, Henry Luce Foundation, 2012-15 ($140,000)
- Provost Faculty Travel Fund Grant, for conference presentation at the Annual Osher International Theology Conference, Jerusalem, January 2014 ($1,000)
- New Faculty Research Grant, University of Houston, 2013 ($6,000)
- Division of the Humanities Travel Grant, University of Chicago 2010 for research in Damascus and Cairo, September 2010 ($1,500)