Visiting Instructor of Islamic Studies and Arabic
PhD (Damascus University)
Dr. Issam Eido will be Visiting Instructor of Islamic Studies and Arabic in the Divinity School during the 2013-2014 academic year. Dr. Eido’s research focuses on the Qur'an in late antiquity, Hadith Studies, and Sufi and Arabic literary and poetic studies. A 2010 PhD graduate of Damascus University, he also served that institution from 2010-2012 as Lecturer in the Department Department of Quranic Studies and History of Islamic Sciences. In 2012 he was a Fellow of the “Europe in the Middle East/Middle East in Europe” Research program at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin. A skilled teacher of Arabic, Dr. Eido will teach courses in Qur’anic Arabic while at the University of Chicago.