Josef W. Meri

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Josef (Yousef) Meri
Born (1969-12-23) December 23, 1969 (age 48)
Chicago, IL
Other names Yousef Meri; Josef W. Meri
Citizenship American
Alma mater U.C. Berkeley; Oxford University
Known for Islamic History; Islamic Studies; Muslim-Jewish-Christian Relations
Scientific career
Fields Islamic History; Middle East History; Islamic Studies; Jewish Studies;Interfaith Relations
Institutions Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Merrimack College

Josef (Yousef) Waleed Meri (Arabic: يوسف وليد مرعيYūsuf Walīd Marʿī) is an academic who specializes in the history of interfaith relations in the Middle East in past and present, medieval Islamic history and civilization, social history, and the history of the Jewish communities of the Middle East. From 2013-2014 he served as eighth Allianz Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies (2013-2014) at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.[1] He was a Fellow of St. Edmund's College, Cambridge,[2] and a Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Islamic Studies, Cambridge University.[3]

Meri is the winner of the 2014 Goldziher Prize in Jewish-Muslim Relations awarded by the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, Merrimack College.[4] He is also a Faculty Associate of the Center.


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  1. ^ [1] Profile
  2. ^ [2] Archived 2013-08-24 at the Wayback Machine. St. Edmund's College Fellows
  3. ^ [3] Centre of Islamic Studies, Cambridge University
  4. ^ [4] Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, Merrimack College

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