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Katrin Jomaa

Washburn Hall 303
The University of Rhode Island
80 Upper College Rd, Ste 4
Kingston, RI  02881-0817

Phone: 401-874-4056
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Katrin Jomaa


Katrin Jomaa is Assistant Professor for Religion and Political Science. Having received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from Indiana University-Bloomington in May 2012, she joined the Philosophy department in 2013 as one of our cluster hires in Islamic and Mediterranean Studies. 

Dr. Jomaa’s interdisciplinary research interests include Islamic thought and philosophy, Qur’anic exegesis, as well as classical and modern political philosophy. She focuses on the relationship between religion and politics in the Middle East. Her research method employs analysis of Islamic primary sources to explore key concepts which could be utilized in informing political practice in the Muslim world. According to Jomaa "There are so many voices trying to be heard amidst the drama in the Middle East. My research focuses on finding a modern way to incorporate religion into politics in that area of the world."

In addition to her interest in Humanities, Dr. Jomaa has a dual passion for science where she received a B.S. in Engineering and M.S. in Applied Materials Science. Her scientific background has informed her study of religion as she employs structural analysis to the understanding of religious texts. In class, she motivates her students to think critically and challenge stereotypical images in order to make their own assessment about contemporary issues. Embodying a mix of Middle Eastern and Western cultures, she tries to foster a spirit of understanding and appreciation of diversity among her students to prepare them for a global world. 

Dr. Jomaa teaching interests include Introduction to Islam, Islam & Modernity, Qur’anic Studies & Exegesis, and the life of Prophet Mohammad. In addition, her political science teaching interests include: Politics of the Middle East, Islamic Political Thought, Political Philosophy, Islam and Democracy, and Religion & State.

For more information, please see Dr Jomaa’s CV






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