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Vincent Joseph Cornell

Vincent Joseph Cornell, American Islamic studies educator. Recipient Research award Del Amo Foundation, 1988, Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation award Middle East Studies Association American, 1990, Fulbright award for lecturing in Malaysia, 1993. Member Middle East Studies Association, American Academy Religion, Maghrib Studies Association, American Oriental Society.

Background

  • Cornell, Vincent Joseph was born on September 25, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Marvin Joseph and Eleanor Mary (Toth) Cornell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with highest honors, University California, Berkeley, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Studies, University of California at Los Angeles, 1989.

    Career

    • Vice president Islamic Center South Bay, Lomita, California, 1987-1988. Adviser on Islam State's Attorney of Cook County, Illinois, 1989-1990. Assistant professor religion University Georgia, Athens, 1990-1991, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1991-1998, associate professor religion, since 1998, Andrew W. Mellon professor religion, 1993-1994.

      Visiting professor religion Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1989-1990.

    Works

    • Author: The Way of Abu Madyan, 1996, Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufirm, 1998. Translator: The Glory of the Black Race, 1981. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Muslim

    Membership

    Member Middle East Studies Association, American Academy Religion, Maghrib Studies Association, American Oriental Society.

    Connections

    • Married Rkia Elaroui, August 15, 1976. 1 child, Sakina al-Moujahid.
    • father: Marvin Joseph Cornell
    • mother: Eleanor Mary (Toth) Cornell
    • spouse: Rkia Elaroui
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    Born September 25, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      University California
    • 1989
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1987 - 1988
      Vice president, Islamic Center South Bay
      Lomita, California, United States
    • 1989 - 1990
      adviser on Islam State's Attorney, of Cook County
      Illinois, United States
    • 1990 - 1991
      assistant, professor religion University Georgia
      Athens, New York, United States
    • 1991 - 1998
      assistant, professor religion University Georgia
      Durham, United Kingdom