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Andrew Magnusson, Ph.D.
Andrew D. Magnusson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern history in the Department of History & Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma. Before coming to UCO, he taught at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Magnusson earned a Ph.D. in Islamic history at the University of California in Santa Barbara. His dissertation, “Muslim-Zoroastrian Relations and Religious Violence in Early Islamic Discourse, 600-1100 C.E.,” examined debates about the accommodation of difference in pre-modern Iran. His work on the Islamization of sacred space in Iran appeared in a volume edited by A.C.S. Peacock, Islamisation: Comparative Perspectives from History (University of Edinburgh Press, 2017). He also is the author of a chapter on ethnic and religious minorities in the Cambridge Companion to Modern Arab Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Magnusson currently advises UCO's American Democracy Project student organization, and he won the College of Liberal Arts’ New Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2018.
Introduction to Islam
The History of the Modern Middle East
Islamic History, 600-1800
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Model Arab League
World History I
World History II
Honors and Awards
New Faculty Member of the Year, UCO College of Liberal Arts, 2018
New Faculty Start-Up Grant, University of Central Oklahoma, 2016
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