Researchers

Nigar Babayeva

Nigar Babayeva is a PhD candidate of Islamic History at Marmara University, Istanbul, and a visiting researcher under the supervision of Dr. John Voll at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. 

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Emma Briant

Emma Briant profile photoDr. Emma L. Briant is Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor) in Journalism at University of Essex, UK. Dr. Briant specializes in researching and publishing on the topics of propaganda and international security, and media debates of politics, inequality and human rights. 

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Elisabeth Greene

Elisabeth Greene profile photoDr. Elisabeth Mehl Greene is a visiting researcher at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She completed her doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

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Banu Gürer 

Dr. Banu Gürer is an Assistant Professor of Religious Education at Marmara University, Istanbul and a visiting researcher at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding of Georgetown University. 

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Nahid Afrose Kabir

Dr. Nahid Afrose Kabir is a Visiting Researcher and Adjunct Faculty at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

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Yunus Kaplan

Yunus Kaplan headshotDr. Yunus Kaplan is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and Religious Sciences department of Van Yuzuncu Yil University’s Faculty of Theology, Van and a Visiting Researcher at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding of Georgetown University.

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Younus Mirza

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Dr. Younus Y. Mirza is a Visiting Researcher at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

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Teruaki Moriyama

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Dr. Teruaki Moriyama is an Associate Professor in School of Theology at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan), and a Visiting Researcher in the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) at Georgetown University.

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Salih Sayilgan

Salih Sayilgan headshot, ACMCU Visiting ResearcherSalih Sayilgan is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  

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Erdoan A. Shipoli

Erdoan A. Shipoli has a PhD in Political Science and International Relations and is a visiting researcher at the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the E. Walsh School of Foreign Affairs, Georgetown University.

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Denitsa P. Sokolova-Shipoli

Denitsa P. Sokolova-Shipoli is 
a PhD candidate of Political Science and International Relations at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey and a visiting researcher at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

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Ali Tekin

Alli Tekin imageDr. Ali Tekin is Assistant Professor at the department of Logic, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Theology in Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey and a visiting researcher at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

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Dilek Tekin

Alli Tekin imageDr. Dilek Tekin is an assistant professor in the hadith department of Karadeniz Technical University’s Faculty of Theology, Trabzon and a visiting researcher at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

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Charles Weller

Charles Weller is a full-time faculty member for the World History & Asia Studies programs at Washington State University as well as visiting researcher (2014-16) at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.

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Rose aslan

Image of Dr. Rose AslanDr. Rose Aslan is an assistant professor of Religion (Islamic Studies) at California Lutheran University. She teaches courses on the Abrahamic traditions in comparative focus, religious pluralism, and Islam.

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Former Fellows and Visiting Researchers 
  • Fevzi Rencber, Turkey (2015-2016)
  • Muhammad Rafique, Pakistan (2015)
  • Xu Ma, China (2015)
  • Yufeng Chen, China (2014-2015)
  • Mehmet Ali Balkanlioglu, Turkey (2014-2015)
  • Pg Norhazlin Pg Haji Muhammad, Brunei (2014)
  • Vebjorn L. Horsfjord, Norway (2014)
  • Zeynep Dagi, Turkey (2013-2014)
  • Farooq Hassan, Pakistan (2013-2014)
  • Rasoul Naghavi, Iran (2013-2014)
  • Namig Abuzarov, Azerbaijan (2013)
  • Julianne Hazen, United States (2011-2013)
  • Khadeega Gafar, Egypt (2013)
  • Chris LaRossa, United States (2012-2013)
  • Fatih Topaloglu, Turkey (2013)
  • Onder Kucukural, Turkey (2012)
  • Laura Sitaru, Romania (2011)
  • Bhuian Md. Monoar Kabir, Bangladesh (2004-2005, 2010-2011)
  • Sheila B. Lalwani, United States (2010-2011)
  • Yujie Wang, China (2009-2010)
  • Zehra Yilmaz, Turkey (2009-2010)
  • Majid Fakhry (1998-2007, 2008-2009)
  • Rifat Karamahmut, Turkey (2008-2009) 
  • Selahattin Oz, Turkey (2008-2009)
  • Cuneyt Simsek, Turkey (2007-2009)
  • Sadig Malki, Saudi Arabia (2007-2009)
  • Sanae El Mellouki, Morocco (2007-2009)
  • Samuel Rizk, United States (2007-2009)
  • Amir Farmenesh, United States (2007-2008)
  • Farhan Chak, Canada (2007-2008)
  • J. Brian Grim, United States (2007-2008) 
  • Sara Amin, Canada (2007-2008)
  • Theodore Pulcini, United States (2007-2008) 
  • Jane D. McAuliffe, United States (1999-2007)
  • Irfan Shahid, United States (1995-2007)
  • Sena Karasiphani, Turkey (2005-2006)
  • Eva Borreguero, Spain (2004-2006)
  • Geneive Abdo (2004-2006)
  • Alamgir M. Serajuddin, Bangladesh (1995-1996, 2004-2005)
  • Mohammad Zayyan Al-Shargi, Saudi Arabia (2004-2005)
  • Boo Teong Khoo, Malaysia (2003-2004)
  • Qasimoglu, Mohamed El-Shibiny, Egypt (2003-2004)
  • Nariman Gasimzade Qasimoglu, Azerbaijan (2003-2004)
  • Nasarrudin Umar, Indonesia (2002-2004)
  • David Waldner, United States (2002-2003)
  • Elizabeth Thompson, United States (2002-2003)
  • Muhammad Olimat, Jordan (2002-2003)
  • Fatma Muce Al-Sayegh, U.A.E. (1997-1998, 2002-2003)
  • Reza Akbarian, Iran (2001-2003)
  • Julianne Hammer, Sweden (2001-2003)
  • Garbi Schmidt, Denmark (2001-2002)
  • Samir Seikaly, Lebanon (2001-2002)
  • Amira EL-Zein (2000-2002)
  • Mohd Fauzi Hamat, Malaysia (2000-2001)
  • Abdelhamid Lotfi, Morocco (2000-2001)
  • Fatma Unsal, Turkey (2000-2001)
  • Khadijah binti Mohd Hambali, Malaysia (2000-2001)
  • Salouna Zerhouni, Morocco (2000-2001)
  • Monica Ringer, United States (1998-2001)
  • Zeki Saritoprak, Turkey (1998-2001)
  • Carole Dagher, Lebanon (1998-2000)
  • Lina Molokotos Liederman (1998-2000)
  • Robert Crane, United States (1998-2000)
  • Ahmed Mousalli, Lebanon (1997-2000)
  • Magda Gohar-Chrobog , Egypt (1996-2000)
  • Abubaker al-Shingeiti , Sudan (1998-1999)
  • Avis Allman (1998-1999)
  • Hong Qu, China (1998-1999)
  • Premenda Yusuf Verma, India (1997-1999)
  • Ahmad Moussavi, Malaysia (1997-1998)
  • Mahfodz bin Mohamed, Malaysia (1997-1998)
  • Nasr Mohamed Aref, Egypt (1996-1998)
  • Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, United States (1995-1998)
  • Faisal bin Salman al Saud, Saudi Arabia (1996-1997)
  • Karen Armstrong, U.K. (1996-1997)
  • Mohamed Aslam Haneef, Malaysia (1995-1997)
  • Charles Chartouni, Lebanon (1995-1996)
  • Vladimir Koshelev, Belarus (1995-1996)
  • Mary E. King, United States (1994-1996)
  • Rashid Abdoullaev, Tajikistan (1994-1995)