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Ellen McLarney, Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Ellen McLarney
Contact Info:
Office Location:  2204ERWIN Road Room 226, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:,Muslim%20culture%20in%20this%20country

Teaching (Fall 2023):

  • AMES 319S.01, ANDALUSIA Synopsis
    Perkins 070, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as JEWISHST 319S.01, MEDREN 352S.01, RELIGION 214S.01, ROMST 319S.01)
  • AMES 328S.01, LITERARY ISLAM Synopsis
    Perkins 070, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as LIT 328S.01, RELIGION 326S.01)
Teaching (Spring 2024):

  • AMES 295S.01, BLACK MUSLIMS Synopsis
    Old Chem 025, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 295S.01, GSF 296S.01, ICS 222S.01, RELIGION 295S.01, RIGHTS 295S.01)
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; Idris, S, Black Muslims and the Angels of Afrofuturism, The Black Scholar, vol. 53 no. 2 (January, 2023), pp. 30-47, Informa UK Limited [doi]
  2. McLarney, E, Malcolm X's Gospel, Black Perspectives (March, 2022), African American Intellectual History Society
  3. McLarney, E, The Literary Qurʾan: Narrative Ethics in the Maghreb. Hoda El Shakry (New York: Fordham University Press, 2020). Pp. 235. $28.00 paper. ISBN: 9780823286355, International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 54 no. 1 (February, 2022), pp. 190-191, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]
  4. McLarney, E, The Burning House: Revolution and Black Art, Souls, vol. 23 no. 3-4 (January, 2022), pp. 185-210 [doi]  [abs]
  5. McLarney, E, Agency versus Insurgency, Journal of Middle East Women'S Studies, vol. 17 no. 2 (July, 2021), pp. 256-264, Duke University Press [doi]

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