Christine D. Baker

  • Christine D. BakerAssociate Professor of History

    Fall Office Hours

    Education

    • PhD, University of Texas at Austin

    Academic Interest

    • Middle East

    Profile

    Professor Baker’s book, Medieval Islamic Sectarianism (Bradford, UK: Arc Medieval Press, 2019), focuses on discourses on “heterodoxy” and “orthodoxy” in medieval Islam, examining 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.

    Her current research focuses on two projects. First, editing a volume on diversity in the medieval Islamic world. Second, she is researching Muslims living in non-urban communities in the United States and collecting oral histories with Erin Conlin (IUP History Department) and Michelle Sandhoff (IUP Sociology Department).

    Baker offers courses on the medieval and modern Middle East, the Islamic world, and the Mediterranean as well as Queer History.

    Fall 2020 Courses

    • On sabbatical

    Spring 2021 Courses

    • To be determined