Josef W. Meri

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Josef (Yousef) Meri
Born (1969-12-23) December 23, 1969 (age 47)
Chicago, IL
Other names Yousef Meri; Josef W. Meri; Josef Meri; Yūsuf Waleed al-Marʿī; Josef Waleed Meri; Yousef Waleed Meri; يوسف مرعي
Citizenship American
Fields Islamic History; Middle East History; Islamic Studies; Jewish Studies
Alma mater U.C. Berkeley; Oxford University
Known for Islamic History; Islamic Studies; Muslim-Jewish Relations

Josef (Yousef) Waleed Meri (Arabic: يوسف وليد مرعي‎‎ Yūsuf Walīd al-Marʿī; Hebrew: יוסף מרעי‎‎‎) is a academic who specialises in medieval Islamic history and civilization, social history, the history of the Jewish communities of the Middle East and the academic study of interfaith relations. 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] 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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