Joseph E. Lowry

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Associate Professor
Contact Information
Office Address: 
837 Williams Hall
Phone: 
215-898-7469
Email Address: 
elowry@sas.upenn.edu

Joseph Lowry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

Research and Teaching Interests: 

Islamic law, Arabic literature, and classical Islamic thought

Recent Courses: 
  • Intro to the Qur'an (NELC 130)
  • Intro to Islamic Law (NELC 238)
  • Islamic Intellectual Tradition (NELC 437)
  • Approaches to Islamic Law (NELC 638)
  • Intro to Reading the Qur'an in Arabic (ARAB 333)
  • Intro to Classical Islamic Texts (ARAB 436)
Brief Biography: 

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).