Address: Dr. Todd Thompson, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, International Affairs Program, Qatar University, Doha, P.O. Box 2713 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel.: (+011 974) 6623 1608 Citizenship: U. S. A.
CURRENT AND PAST EMPLOYMENT
Assistant Professor, Qatar University, Fall 2010-Present Adjunct Professor, Wheaton College, Summer 2008 EDUCATION
Oct. 2005- Mar. 2010 PhD, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
-Doctoral Dissertation: “J. N. D. Anderson, Nationalism, and the ‘Modernisation’ of Islamic Law, 1932 – 1984,” Eugenio Biagini, supervisor (Date
Approved: May 4th, 2010)
Aug. 2003-May 2005 M.A., General History of Christianity, Wheaton College
-Thesis: “Evangelicals Abroad: The British Evangelical Alliance and Social Concerns Overseas, 1850-1900,” Timothy Larsen, director
Aug. 1998-May 2003 B.A., History and Philosophy, Kansas State University TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Teaching: world history, Middle Eastern history, history of empires, European history, history of Christianity, history of Islam
Research: Orientalism and Arab nationalism, Islam in European thought, Christianity in the Arab world, political thought in the West and the Arab world
“Anderson of Arabia” and the End of Britain’s Empire in the Muslim World (New York and London: Columbia University Press/Hurst, Forthcoming 2013)
Reforming Islam and Constructing an Arab Nation: Anglo-American Orientalist Thought, 1882-1956 (New York and London: Columbia University Press/Hurst, Forthcoming 2014-2015)
“Making ‘Modern’ Libya: The King and Anderson,” History Today 61, 12 (2011): 49-55.
“Covert Operations, British Views of Islam and Anglo-Sanusi Relations in North Africa, 1940-45,” Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 37, 2 (2009): 293-323.
“The Evangelical Alliance, Religious Liberty and the Evangelical Conscience in Nineteenth-Century Britain,”
Journal of Religious History 33, 1 (2009): 49-65.
“Albert Hourani, Christian Minorities and the Spiritual Dimension of Britain’s Problem in Palestine, 1938 – 1947,” (chapter for a book currently under review by Indiana University Press)
“The Chatham House Version Revisited: Arab Nationalism, Imperialism and British Visions of the Middle East from 1920 to 1945,” in preparation to submit to Historical Journal (for submission in Spring 2012)
“The Anglican ‘Alim, J. N. D. Anderson (1908-1994),” in preparation to submit to International Bulletin of Missionary Research (solicited contribution from the senior editor, Jonathan Bonk, for submission in Spring 2012)
“The Political Thought of T. E. Lawrence,” in preparation to submit to Past and Present (for submission in Fall 2012)
“David A. Kerr,” in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online edition) ed. Lawrence Goldman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).
“Noel James Coulson,” in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online edition) ed. Lawrence Goldman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).
“William Montgomery Watt,” in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online edition) ed. Lawrence Goldman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
“Martin Lings,” in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online edition) ed. Lawrence Goldman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
“James Norman Dalrymple Anderson,” in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online edition) ed. Lawrence Goldman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).
“Evangelicalism,” in Encyclopaedia of Missions and Missionaries ed. John Bonk (Routledge: New York, 2007): 147-150.
American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism by Thomas S. Kidd in Fides et Historia (2009).
Western Imperialism in the Middle East, 1914-1958 by D. K. Fieldhouse in Fides et Historia 40, 1 (2008): 133-134.
Britain’s Gulag: The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya by Caroline Elkins in Fides et Historia 40, 1 (2008): 134-136.
Gathering to his Name: The Story of Open Brethren in Britain and Ireland by Tim Grass in Journal of Ecclesiastical History 59, 1 (2008): 168-169.
Baptism, Church and Society in Modern Britain by David M. Thompson in Journal of Religion 87, 3 (2007): 449-450.
A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb by Umar F. Abd-Allah in Islam and Christian Muslim Relations 18, 4 (2007): 541-543.
Op-Eds, Blogs, Letters to the Editor
“The ‘Arab Spring’, Salafism and Shari‘a Democracy” Conservative Middle East Council (online) 26 June 2012.
-Solicited blog briefing at the invitation of the Conservative Middle East Council in Britain for British Members of Parliament.
“What US Conservatives Never Saw Coming” Al-Jazeera English (online) 2 April 2011.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/04/201142919917507.html -The most viewed item on Al-Jazeera English from April 3rd to April 13th, 2011.
‘Letter to the Editor’, Books & Culture, September/October, 2008.
CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
“An Evangelical Protestant Intellectual and his Muslim Students: Norman Anderson and the Global Transformation of Islam After World War II.” Thirty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies. Part of a panel entitled British Protestants and Others: Religious Difference and Changes in British National Identity, 1800 – 2005. Huntington Library, Pasadena, California, March 12th, 2012.
“Christianity in the Gulf with Special Reference to Qatar.” Portland State University Study Abroad Program, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, April 3rd, 2012.
“‘Anderson of Arabia' and the Making of 'Modern' Libya.” Georgetown-Qatar Culture and Politics Faculty Seminar. Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Doha, Qatar, October 20th, 2011.
“Albert Hourani, Arab Christian Minorities and the Spiritual Dimension of Britain’s Problem in Palestine, 1938 – 1947.” Christians and the Middle East Conflict Symposium. Sponsored by the ‘Religion, Culture and Conflict Research Group, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada, March 25th, 2011.
“Qatar and the World (with special reference to the U. S. A. and Great Britain).” Portland State University Study Abroad Program, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, March 22nd, 2011.
“British Orientalism, Nationalism and the Transnational Reform of Islamic Law After World War II.” Yale-Edinburgh Group meeting on the theme of ‘Missions, Law, and Custom’. Yale University, New Haven, United States, July 3rd, 2009.
“Evangelicalism, Islam and the Problem of Pluralism in the Missionary Thought of Norman Anderson.” Henry Martyn Centre Seminar. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, May 1st, 2008.
“Scripture and the Use and Abuse of History.” Post-Conference Seminar, Veritas Forum on the theme of Faith in the Public Sphere, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, April 12th, 2008.
“Norman Anderson, Islamic Law and the End of the British Empire.” Modern British History Seminar. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, February 2008.
“Norman Anderson, the Colonial Office and the Reform of Islam in Africa, 1950-1960.” Christianity and History Forum Annual Conference. Cambridge, England, October 2007.
“Evangelical Engagement with Islam in the Twentieth Century: The Case of Norman Anderson.” Seminar on Religion, Conflict and its Aftermath. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, May 2007. “Orientalism and British Policy Towards the ex-Italian Colonies in North Africa, 1940-1946.” World History
Workshop Graduate Symposium: Orientalism – Said and After. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, February 2007.
“Christian Missions, Civilisation and Legal Reform: Sir Norman Anderson and the Study of Islam.” British History Workshop. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, October 2006.
“Protestant Missions and the Academic Study of Islam in Twentieth-Century Britain: The Case of Sir J. N. D. Anderson.” Institute of Historical Research, Annual Postgraduate Conference: Faith and Ideologies, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, London, England, July 2006.
“Evangelical Exhibitionists: the British Evangelical Alliance at the Great Exhibitions and Expositions Universelles, 1850-1900.” Ecclesiastical History Society, Postgraduate Conference on the History of Christianity, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, December 2005.
“‘To Abolish Slavery is a Good Thing, But It is Not Religion’: Why the Antislavery Francis Wayland was not an Abolitionist.” Conference on Faith and History, Student Conference, Hope College, Holland, MI, U.S.A., October 2004.
Islam and the West, Spring 2012, Qatar University -intermediate level undergraduate course
Capstone (Formerly “Senior Seminar”, Theme: Empire), Spring 2012, Qatar University -upper-level undergraduate capstone research seminar
History of the Middle East in the Twentieth Century, Fall 2011, Qatar University -upper-level undergraduate course
History of the World Since 1500 (Honors Program), Fall 2011, Qatar University -introductory undergraduate course
History of the World to 1500, Spring 2011, Qatar University -introductory undergraduate course
Senior Seminar (Theme: Empire), Spring 2011, Qatar University -upper-level undergraduate capstone research seminar European History to 1800, Fall 2010, Qatar University
-introductory undergraduate course
Senior Seminar (Theme: Empire), Fall 2010, Qatar University -upper-level undergraduate capstone research seminar History of Christianity, Summer 2008, Wheaton College (IL)
-graduate course SPECIAL LECTURES
Decolonisation. Faculty of History. November, 2007. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, Survey lecture attended by all undergraduate students taking the Modern British History Paper 6. This lecture is normally given by a senior academic.
Christianity in the Twentieth Century. April 2007. Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, England. Final lecture in a survey course on the History of Christianity for graduate students.
The Ancient Church. January 2005. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.A. First lecture in a survey course on the History of Christianity for undergraduate students.
Gulf Cooperation Council Thirtieth Anniversary Conference Planning Committee, October 2011-November 2011
Program Learning Outcome Assessment Rubric Committee, Honors Program, Qatar University, Fall 2011 Recruitment Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Spring 2011-Present
Research Committee, International Affairs Department, Qatar University, Fall 2011-Present Student Affairs Committee, International Affairs Department, Qatar University, Fall 2010-Present
Academic Program Committee, International Affairs Department, Qatar University, Fall 2010-Spring 2011 LANGUAGES
English (native speaker) French (intermediate reading) Arabic (intermediate reading) Koine Greek (beginner reading)
SELECTED AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS Start-Up Grant, Qatar University, 2010-2011
Lightfoot Grant, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, 2008
External Research Studentship, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, 2005-2008 Cambridge Overseas Trust, University of Cambridge, 2005-2008
PROFFESIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Historical Association Conference on Faith and History Ecclesiastical History Society
CLIO (Cambridge University History Society) REFERENCES
Dr. Timothy Larsen, Wheaton College -email: Timothy.Larsen@wheaton.edu
Dr. Eugenio Biagini, University of Cambridge -email: email@example.com
Dr. Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame -email: Mark.Noll.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Brian Stanley, University of Edinburgh -email: Brian.Stanley@ed.ac.uk
Dr. J. D. Y. Peel, School of Oriental and African Studies, London (Emeritus) -email: email@example.com
Dr. Steven Wright, Qatar University -email: firstname.lastname@example.org