Assistant Professor at Rutgers University
Area of Expertise: Law and Human Rights, Religion
Geographical Expertise - Region: North Africa and Middle East
Languages: Arabic, English, French
Field of Work: Academia, Journalist/Commentator
City: New Brunswick
Continent: North America
Dr. Tarek Kahlaoui completed his dissertation on The Depiction of the Mediterranean in Islamic Cartography (11th -16th centuries), and currently teaches a course in Islamic art and architecture. He took part in various excavations in Islamic and ancient sites in Tunisia, where he worked on the archival sources and rural landscape of the medieval and early modern history of Jerba, the Tunisian island.
Dr. Kahlaoui also comments regularly in Arabic and English on Middle Eastern politics in Aljazeera.net, Al-Quds Al-Arabi and Middle East Online, and writes a weekly column for the Qatari newspaper Al-Arab. He was also invited as a special guest on the weekly program Minbar Al-Jazeera of Al-Jazeera channel. He comments on general topics on Islamic art and archeology in the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat, and on wider topics related to contemporary Islam in the Lebanese magazine Al-Adab.
He is currently researching the collections of the Islamic manuscripts in North Africa as part of an ongoing research on early Islamic codicology and paleography. He also writes two blogs on Islamic art history, Arts of Islam, and Islamic Cartography.
Latest articles from Tarek Kahlaoui
- A New Article Series: Youth, Civic Engagement and Democratic Processes 299,801 views
- Somalia in Shambles 146,353 views
- Interview with Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt 63,465 views
- Immediate Reactions from Experts on Egypt 56,752 views
- Secrecy is the problem, not leakers 33,230 views