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Christine D. Baker

Christine D. BakerChristine D. Baker (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2013) is the department’s specialist on the Middle East. 

Her research focuses on discourses on “heterodoxy” and “orthodoxy” in medieval Islam; the formation of different forms of Muslim identity in 10th-century North Africa, Iraq, and Iran; and how the development of those identities were portrayed and remembered in historical narrative.

Dr. Baker offers courses on the medieval and modern Middle East and Islamic world, the Mediterranean, and World History.

Since 2012, she has been the book review editor of H-MEM (Middle East Medievalists), one of the many networks that make up H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online.

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