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Ellen McLarney, Associate Professor of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and Interim Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center and Director of the Duke University Middle East Studies Center and Assistant Professor of Women's Studies

Ellen McLarney
Contact Info:
Office Location:  2204 Erwin Road Room 226, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 668-3849
Email Address: send me a message
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Teaching (Spring 2021):

  • AMES 329S.01, ISLAMIC MEDIA Synopsis
    West Duke 108B, MW 03:30 PM-04:45 PM
    (also cross-listed as ICS 331S.01, RELIGION 379S.01, VMS 342S.01)
    Online ON, Tu 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
Office Hours:

By appointment only

Ph.D.Columbia University2004
M.A.Columbia University1998
B.A.Brown University1992

Research Interests: Arabic literature, Islamic Studies, Gender


Islam • Liberalism • Secularism

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. McLARNEY, E; MOTTAHEDEH, N, Soundscapes of the iranian revolution, Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies, vol. 16 no. 2 (July, 2020), pp. 227-234 [doi]
  2. McLarney, E, BeyoncĂ©'s soft power: Poetics and politics of an afro-diasporic aesthetics, Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, vol. 34 no. 2 (September, 2019), pp. 1-39, Duke University Press [doi]  [abs]
  3. McLarney, E, James baldwin and the power of black muslim language, Social Text, vol. 37 no. 1 (March, 2019), pp. 51-84, Duke University Press [doi]
  4. McLarney, E, Cover art concept, Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies, vol. 15 no. 2 (January, 2019), pp. 235-236 [doi]
  5. McLarney, E, Cover art concept, Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies, vol. 15 no. 1 (January, 2019), pp. 116 [doi]

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