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Assistant Professor at Rutgers University

May 17th, 2010

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
Country: USA
Continent: North America


tarek Tarek KahlaouiDr. 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, 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.

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