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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
Office Phone:  +1 919 668 2603
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:,Muslim%20culture%20in%20this%20country

Teaching (Spring 2024):

  • AMES 295S.02, BLACK MUSLIMS Synopsis
    SEE INSTRU, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 295S.02, GSF 296S.02, ICS 222S.02, RELIGION 295S.02, RIGHTS 295S.02)
Teaching (Fall 2024):

  • AMES 329S.01, ISLAMIC MEDIA Synopsis
    Perkins 060, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as CINE 258S.01, ICS 331S.01, RELIGION 379S.01, VMS 342S.01)
    Perkins 070, Th 04:55 PM-07:25 PM
    (also cross-listed as CULANTH 526S.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, 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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