Jonathan Curiel

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Jonathan Curiel (born July 10, 1960) is an American journalist, in San Francisco.


Curiel was educated at University of California at Berkeley and the University of Oxford.[1]

In 1993-1994, he lived in Lahore, Pakistan, where he taught at the University of the Punjab as a Fulbright Scholar. He was a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco Chronicle,[2] Columbia Journalism Review,[3] and Tablet Magazine,[4]

Curiel's book Al' America won the 2008 American Book Award. The Washington Post reviewed the work saying,

In the wake of a bruising presidential campaign, Americans of all faiths ought to consider how to strengthen ties to their Arab and Muslim fellow citizens. Curiel's book, though short-sighted in some ways, can play a role in persuading the skeptical that Arab and Muslim traditions are already woven deeply into the American fabric. ·[5]

In the Fall 2009 semester, he taught a journalism course at the University of California, Los Angeles. In February 2010, he taught at Whitman College. In 2011, Curiel joined the staff of the Wikimedia Foundation as Development Communications Manager.[6]

In 2015, Curiel's book Islam in America was published by I.B.Tauris.


  • Al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots. New Press. 2008. ISBN 978-1-59558-352-9.
  • Islam in America. I.B.Tauris. 2015. ISBN 9781848855984.


  1. ^ Leonard, Karen (2017-01-01). "Islam in America By Jonathan Curiel". Journal of Islamic Studies. 28 (1): 145–146. doi:10.1093/jis/etw011. ISSN 0955-2340.
  2. ^ "Articles by jonathan curiel". Archived from the original on 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-10-19.
  3. ^ "A Bridge to the Middle East" (PDF). Columbia Journalism Review. September–October 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  4. ^ "Amen to That - by Jonathan Curiel > Tablet Magazine - A New Read on Jewish Life". Archived from the original on 2011-08-16.
  5. ^ Paul M. Barrett (November 9, 2008). "Peace Be Upon Us". The Washington Post.
  6. ^ "Wikimedia Foundation Staff". Retrieved September 1, 2011.

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