The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia , I. B. Tauris, 2006
Historical Dictionary of Syria , Second Edition. Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Historical Dictionary of Syria , Scarecrow Press, 1996
Islamic Reform: Politics and Social Change in Late Ottoman Syria , Oxford University Press, 1990
Osmanli Suriyesi'nde Islahat Hareketleri , Yonelis Yayinlari, translator, Istanbul.
Turkish translation of Islamic Reform.
Al-Islah al-Islami: al-siyasah wa al-taghrir al-ijtimai fi suriya awakhir al-ahd al-uthmani , Majid al-Radi, translator, Damascus : Al Mada, 1999. Arabic translation of Islamic Reform
“Al-Manar and Popular Religion in Syria, 1898-1920” in Intellectuals in the Modern Islamic World: Transmission, transformation, and communication , edited by Stephane A. Dudoignon, Komatsu Hisao, and Kosugi Yasushi, Routledge Press, 2006.
“Traditional Anti-Wahhabi Hanbalism in Nineteenth Century Arabia,” in Ottoman Reform and Islamic Regeneration: Studies in Honor of Butrus Abu-Manneh , edited by Yitzchak Weisman, IB Tauris, 2005.
Translation of excerpt from, Kitab al-irshad al-khalq (Book of People's Guidance), Jamal al-Din al-Qasimi, in Modernist Islam: A Source-Book, 1840-1940 , Charles Kurzman, ed. Oxford University Press, 2002.
“A Square Peg in a Round Hole? Citizenship, Ethnicity, and Religion in the Ottoman Empire,” Citizenship and Identity: International Perspectives , The Clarke Center , Dickinson College , 1998.
“Islah: Syria,” in Encyclopaedia of Islam , Turkish Religious Foundation
“Taki al-Din al-Nabhani,” in Encyclopaedia of Islam , E.J. Brill
“Syria,” in Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World , Oxford University Press, 1995
“Modernism,” in Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World , Oxford University Press, 1995
“Hasan al-Banna,” in Pioneers of Islamic Revival , Ali Rahnema, ed., London: Zed Press, 1994
“Social Criticism and Reformist Ulama of Damascus,” Studia Islamica 78 (1993) download PDF
“Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani and the Islamic Liberation Party,” The Muslim World 81:3-4 (1991) download PDF
“Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri and Modern Islamic Reform,” The Muslim World 78:2 (1988)
“Religious Reformers and Arabists in Damascus, 1885-1914,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 18:4 (1986) download PDF
The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization , Richard Bulliet, for International Journal of Middle East Studies , vol. 38, no. 4, 2006, 585-587.
Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial by Fire , Flynt Leverett, for Democratization, vol. 13, no. 3, June 2006, 537-539.
The Modern Middle East: A History , James Gelvin, for The Historian, vol. 68, no. 4, 2006, 819-820.
From the Syrian Land to the States of Syria and Lebanon , Thomas Philipp and Christoph Schumann, eds., for MESA Bulletin , vol. 39, no. 2, December 2005, 235-236.
Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Century: From Triumph to Despair , A.I. Dawisha for The Historian vol. 66, no. 1, 2004, 130-131.
Najd before the Salafi Reform Movement: Social, Political and Religious Conditions during the Three Centuries Preceding the Rise of the Saudi State , Uwaideh M. Al Juhany for International Journal of Middle East Studies , vol. 36, no. 1, 2004, 124-125.
The Ottomans in Syria: A History of Justice and Oppression , Dick Douwes for American Historical Review , vol. 106, no. 3, June 2001, 1100.
Arabs and Young Turks: Ottomanism, Arabism, and Islamism in the Ottoman Empire , 1908-1918 Hasan Kayali for American Historical Review , vol. 104, no. 3, June 1999, 1041-1042.
Arab Travellers and Western Civilization, Nazik Saba Yared for International Journal of Middle East Studies , vol. 31, no. 4, 674-677.
The Future of Islam in the Middle East: Fundamentalism in Egypt, Algeria, Mahmud Faksh, New York: Praeger, 1997, for Middle East Studies Association Bulletin 31:2 (December 1997), pp 168-69
Islam: Continuity and Change in the Modern World , John Voll, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1994, International Journal of Middle East Studies , 1996
The Failure of Political Islam , Olivier Roy, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994, Journal of Third World Studies v. 12 (Fall 1995) pp 488-490.
Mahmud Shaltut and Islamic Modernism , Kate Zebiri, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993, Middle East Journal 48:4 (1994)
The Hadj: An American's Pilgrimage To Mecca , Michael Wolfe, New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993, International Journal of Middle East Studies 26:4 (1994)
Greater Syria , Daniel Pipes, New York: Oxford University Press, 1990, Muslim World
Religion and Social Change in Modern Turkey , Serif Mardin, Albany : State University of New York Press, 1989, International Journal of Middle East Studies 23:4 (1991)
How to Understand Islam , Jacques Jomier, New York: Crossroad, 1989, Muslim World 80:2 (1990)
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Paper presented at conference, “Understanding Wahhabism,” Michigan State University, April 2006;
Contestation and Authority in Wahhabi Polemics
Workshop presentation at Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, January 2006; Revising the Wahhabi Reputation in the Arab East
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, November 2004, Wahhabism as a Regional Religious Culture.
Paper presented at the Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 19, 2004; Wahhabis in Saudi Arabia: Are They in Decline?
Paper presented at the Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, November 2002; “Wahhabi” Doctrine in an Age of Political Expediency.
Paper presented at conference on Religion and Society in the Late Ottoman Empire, UCLA, April 12-13, 2002; Why Unayza: Ulama Dissidents and Nonconformists in the Second Saudi State, 1824-1865. download PDF
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, April 2000; The Islamic Republic: Pluralism and Democracy without Secularism.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, November 1999; Self Understanding of the Syrian Modernists, 1898-1914.
Paper presented at Centennial Symposium on Majalla al-Manar and the Manarists, The Lighthouse of Modern Islam: Al-Manar (1898-1935) Revisited, The University of Tokyo, November 20-21, 1998: “ Al-Manar and Popular Religion in Syria , 1898-1920”
The Resiliency of Empire: Political Identities in Late Ottoman Syria. Revised and expanded version of paper delivered at 1997 conference on Political Identity in the Arab East held at the American University of Beirut
Paper presented at Workshop on Political Identity in the Arab East in the Twentieth Century, American University of Beirut, December 1997; Salafis, Arabists, and the Imagined Communities Paradigm.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, October 1992; The Muslim Brothers and Egyptian Popular Culture
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, May 1992; Hasan al-Banna's Ambiguity toward the Secular State
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Third World Studies, October 1991; Syria's "New" Foreign Policy: Building on Asad's Vicarious Victory
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, November 1990; Islamist Ideology, Nationalism, and Palestinians: The Islamic Liberation Party
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, November 1988; Cultural Production in Damascus, 1780-1835
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association, November 1987; Intellectual and Political History of Baghdad, 1830-1900
Paper presented at the annual conference of the Middle East Institute, October 1987; The Syrian Regime and its Religious Opponents
Paper presented at the meeting of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, May 1986: Amir Abd al-Qadir al-Jaza'iri; Precursor of Islamic Modernism?
Paper presented at the Middle East Studies Association annual meeting, November 1985; Religious Reform and Arabism in Damascus, 1890-1914
HONORS & AWARDS
Fulbright Grant, Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia Regional Research Program, 2001-2002, Saudi Arabia and Egypt
Social Science Research Council Dissertation Write-up Grant, 1984
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, Damascus, Syria, 1982-1983
Fulbright-Hays Travel Grant, Damascus, Syria 1981-1982 (Arabic Study at Damascus University)
Center for Arabic Study Abroad Fellowship, Cairo, Egypt, Summer 1979
Phi Beta Kappa, 1976
Fulbright Screening Committee, Islamic Civilization Grants, 2004-2006
Millicent McIntosh Fellowship, Grant Reviewer, 2003, 2005, 2006
Middle East Studies Association: Annual Conference Program Committee, 2005
Middle East Studies Association: Committee of the Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences, 2000
Manuscript evaluator for Macmillan Press, Cornell University Press, McGraw-Hill, Prentice-Hall, Oxford University Press, Palgrave, Princeton Papers , Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (Amman, Jordan)
Lecturer at Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA, on Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan