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John Esposito

University Professor as well as Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, John L. Esposito is Founding Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding: History and International Affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Previously, he was Loyola Professor of Middle East Studies, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, and Director of the Center for International Studies at the College of the Holy Cross.

A consultant to the Department of State as well as corporations, universities, and the media worldwide, Esposito specializes in Islam, political Islam, and the impact of Islamic movements from North Africa to Southeast Asia.  He has served as President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies and is Vice Chair of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy.

Esposito is Editor-in-Chief of the 4 volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam, a Book-of-the-Month Club and History Book Club selection, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam and Oxford’s The Islamic World: Past and Present. His more than 30 books include: Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Turkish Islam and the Secular State (with H. Yavuz); Islam: The Straight Path; Islam and Politics; Islam and Democracy and Makers of Contemporary Islam (with John Voll); Modernizing Islam (with Francois Burgat) Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism or Reform?, Religion and Global Order (with M. Watson), Islam and Secularism in the Middle East (with Azzam Tamimi); Iran at the Crossroads (with R.K. Ramazani); The Iranian Revolution: Its Global Impact; Islam, Gender, and Social Change and Muslims on the Americanization Path and Daughters of Abraham (with Yvonne Haddad); Women in Muslim Family Law; Voices of Resurgent Islam; Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (with John Donohue); Islam in Asia: Religion, Politics, and Society; and Islam and Development. Esposito’s books and articles have been translated into Arabic, Persian, Urdu, bahasa Indonesia, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese and European languages.

 Esposito has been interviewed or quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, ABC Nightline, CBS, NBC, and the BBC and in newspapers, magazines, and the media in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.  A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Dr. Jeanette P. Esposito.  

Makers of Contemporary Islam

Makers of Contemporary Islam

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ISBN: 019514127X Author: John L Esposito, John O Voll Publisher: Oxford University Press Pages: 257 Binding: Paperback Description from the publisher: Synopsis Makers of Contemporary Islam examines the biographies of nine major activist i View more...
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, 4 Vol.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, 4 Vol.

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ISBN: Author: John Esposito Publisher: Oxford University Press Pages: 1000 Binding: Hardback Description from the publisher: Originally $395 by Oxford University Press, now price reduced! The West knows little of the world's second-large View more...
Muslims and Politics in Islam

Muslims and Politics in Islam

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John Esposito(60 min.) Director of the Institute of Muslim and Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Prof. Esposito discusses politics in Islam (1 hr/1 tape) View more...
Shattered Illusions: Analysing the War on Terrorism

Shattered Illusions: Analysing the War on Terrorism

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"The new millennium quickly produced two terrible new crimes, added to the gloomy record of persisting ones. The first was the terrorist attacks of September 11; the second, the response to them." - Noam Chomsky "There really is a feeling being manuf View more...
What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam (John L. Esposito)

What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam (John L. Esposito)

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ISBN: 0195157133 Author: John L. Esposito Publisher: Oxford University Press; (September 2002) Pages: 224 Binding: Hardback Description from the publisher: In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an over View more...
Muslims on the Americanization Path?

Muslims on the Americanization Path?

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ISBN: 0195135261 Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad/John L. Esposito Publisher: Scholar Press Pages: 481 Binding: Hardback Description from the publisher: View more...
Women in Muslim Family Law (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East)

Women in Muslim Family Law (Contemporary Issues in the Middle East)

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ISBN: 0815629087 Author: John L. Esposito, Natana J. Delong-Bas (contributor) Publisher: Syracuse University Press (January 2002) Pages: 195 Binding: Paperback Description from the publisher: This second edition of John L. Esposito's landm View more...
Islam in Asia: Religion, Politics & Society

Islam in Asia: Religion, Politics & Society

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ISBN: Author: Ed: John Esposito Publisher: Oxford University Press Pages: 272 Binding: Paperback Description from the publisher: 5.5"x8.5" View more...