Joseph Lowry is a specialist in Islamic law, Arabic literature, and classical Islamic thought. He is the author, among other works, of  Early Islamic Legal Theory: the Risala of Muhammad Ibn Idris al-Shafi'i  (E. J. Brill, 2007) and the editor (with D. Stewart and S. Toorawa) of Law and Education in Medieval Islam: Studies in Memory of George Makdisi (E. J. W. Gibb Memorial Trust, 2005) and (with D. Stewart) of Essays in Arabic Literary Biography II: 1350-1850 (Harrasowitz, 2009).

ARAB 333: Intro to Reading the Qur'an in Arabic

ARAB 436: Intro to Classical Islamic Texts

NELC 130: Intro to the Qur'an

NELC 238: Intro to Islamic Law

NELC 437: Islamic Intellectual Tradition

NELC 638: Approaches to Islamic Law