Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion
Jamel Velji received his B.A. in Religion from Haverford College, his M.A. in Islamic Studies from McGill University, and his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He teaches courses in Islam; the comparative study of religion (primarily Judaism, Christianity, and Islam); method and theory in the study of religion; and apocalyptic texts and movements.
Classical Islamic thought; Islam and the History of Religions; apocalyptic and the rise and renewal of religious traditions.
Selected forthcoming publications: “Apocalyptic Rhetoric and the Construction of Authority in Medieval Ismailism,” in Roads to Paradise: Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam, ed. Sebastian Guenther and Todd Lawson. Leiden: Brill.
"Apocalyptic," in the Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence, ed. Mark Juergensmeyer, Michael Jerryson, and Margo Kitts. New York: Oxford.
Courses: Fall 2014, Haverford
Middle East and Islamic Studies