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Sandy Russell Jones

Assistant Teaching Professor

RCHA, 88 College Avenue, Room 103

Academic Director
Middle Eastern Studies Program

Lucy Stone Hall B-316
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Religious Studies

B.A., Dickinson College, Religious Studies

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AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Women in Islam, Islamic Law, Qur’an exegesis, Shi`i Islam.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Islamic Civilization, Rutgers University
  • Women and Society in the Islamic Middle East, Rutgers University
  • Islam, Global Civilization, Rutgers University
  • Introduction to Islam, Rutgers University and University of Pennsylvania
  • Introduction to World Religions, East Stroudsburg University, PA

PUBLICATIONS

  • "Bahrain:Origins of a Crisis," Jadaliyya, http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/1209/essential-readings_bahrain_origins-of-a-crisis, April 10, 2011.
  • “God’s law or state’s law? Authority and Islamic family law reform in Bahrain,” dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 2010.
  • “The Battle Over Family Law in Bahrain,” Middle East Report, No. 242, Spring 2007.
  • Review of Amira El-Azhary Sonbol, Women of Jordan: Islam, Labor, and the Law in International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 36, no. 3, August 2004.

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS

  • Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis Fellowship (2010-2011), New Brunswick, NJ
  • Fulbright IIE Program for U.S. Students Dissertation Research Grant (2004-2005), Bahrain
  • Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (2004-2005), Bahrain (declined)
  • American Research Center in Egypt Dissertation Research Grant (2004-2005), Egypt
  • University of Pennsylvania Religious Studies Pre-dissertation Grant (2003), Bahrain
  • Center for Arabic Study Abroad Full-Year Fellowship (2001-2002), Egypt
  • University of Pennsylvania Religious Studies Boardman Fellowship (2000)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Association of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies
  • Fulbright Association
  • Middle East Studies Association

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