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