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Islamic studies educator

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 of 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, U. Georgia, Athens, 1990-1991;assistant professor religion, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1991-1998;associate professor religion, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, since 1998;Andrew W. Mellon professor religion, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1993-1994. Visiting professor religion Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1989-1990.

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