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Jeffrey Kenney

Professor of Religious Studies

Jeff Kenney earned his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  His research focuses on Islam in modern Egypt, with a special interest in Islamist movements, political violence and religion-state relations.  His areas of teaching responsibility include comparative courses in the study of religion (such as Judaism-Christianity-Islam, Introduction to Religions, and Religion and Politics), as well as more specialized courses in the Islamic tradition (such as Classical Islam, Islam and Modernity, and Women in Islam).