Stewart, Devin J. 1962-
STEWART, Devin J. 1962-
PERSONAL: Born November 14, 1962, in Portland, OR; son of Douglas and Dorothy (Sicilia) Stewart. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Princeton University, B.A. (Near Eastern studies; magna cum laude), 1984; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. (Arabic and Islamic studies; with distinction), 1991. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Researching languages, include Arabic, Persian, Italian, French, German, and Spanish.
ADDRESSES: Offıce—Middle Eastern Studies Dept., Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322; fax: 404-727-2133. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies, 1990—.
MEMBER: American Oriental Society, Society for Iranian Studies, Middle East Studies Association, American Association of Teachers of Arabic, Radical Reassessment of Arabic Language and Literature.
AWARDS, HONORS: Center for Arabic Studies Abroad fellowship, American University in Cairo, 1984-85, 1992; Association of Teachers of Arabic Translation Prize, 1987; University of Pennsylvania research fellowship, 1989-90; Malcolm Kerr Award, Middle East Studies Association, 1992, for best dissertation in Middle Eastern Studies; Emory University Research Center grant, summer, 1993; American Research Center in Egypt fellowship, 1996; National Humanities Center fellowship, 1995-96; Social Science Research Council grant for research in Morocco, 1997-98.
(With Amy Singer and Baber Johansen) Law and Society in Islam: Three Essays, Markus Wiener (Princeton, NJ), 1995.
Islamic Legal Orthodoxy: Twelve Shi'ite Responses to the Sunni Legal System, Utah University Press (Salt Lake City, UT), 1998.
Contributor to Understanding Arabic: Essays in Contemporary Arabic Linguistics in Honor of el Said Badawi, edited by Alaa Elgibali, American University in Cairo Press (Cairo, Egypt), 1996; The Language of Colour in the Mediterranean: An Anthology on Linguistic and Ethnographic Aspects of Colour Terms, edited by Alexander Borg, Almqvist & Wiksell International (Stockholm, Sweden), 1999; Cambridge History of Arabic Literature: The Literature of al-Andalus, edited by María Rosa Menocal, Raymond P. Scheindlin, and Michael Sells, Cambridge University Press (Cambridge, England), 2000; Diversity in Language: Contrastive Studies in English and Arabic Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, edited by Zeinab Ibrahim, Nagwa Kasabgy, and Sabiha Aydelott, American University in Cairo Press, 2000; The Qur'an: Style and Contents, edited by Andrew Rippin, Ashgate Variorum Press (Brookfield, VT), 2000; Cambridge History of Arabic Literature: The Post-Classical Period, edited by Roger Allen and D. S. Richards, Cambridge University Press, 2001; and Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, edited by Bernard Weiss, University of Utah Press (Salt Lake City, UT), 2001. Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Arabic Literature, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Iranian Studies, Romanische Forschungen, Zeitschrift für arabische Linguistik, Edebiyat, al-Arabiyya, Princeton Papers in Near-Eastern Studies, Journal of Near-Eastern Studies, Studia Islamica, Islamic Law and Society, Medieval Encounters, Journal of Semitic Studies, and Arabica.
WORK IN PROGRESS: The Maq'am'at of Bad'i al Zam'an al-Hamadh'an': Intertextuality and Islamic Religious Polemics; Understanding the Koran in English: Islam's Sacred Text for a General Audience; and Studies on the Language and Style of the Koran.