Welcome the new Department Chair Prof. Ahmed El Shamsy

Professor Ahmed El Shamsy has taken over for Professor Frank Lewis as the interim department chair for NELC.

Professor El Shamsy was just promoted to full professor after 12 years teaching at the University of Chicago. 

He studies the intellectual history of Islam and earned his PhD from Harvard in 2009. El Shamsy is currently working on a book project about the birth of Sunnism. 

Congratulations, Professor El Shamsy!