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Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism

John Calvert

Dr John Calvert is  Associate Professor of History at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.  His research focuses on social protest and political resistance movements in the modern Middle East.

He is author of 'Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism' (London: Hurst & Co. and New York: Columbia University Press, 2010); 'Islamism: A Documentary and Reference Guide' (Greenwood Press: Westport, CT, 2007), co-editor and translator (with William Shepard) of Sayyid Qutb's 'A Child from the Village' (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005), and guest editor of a special issue of 'Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques' (2004) dealing with Islam and Modernity. 

Dr Calvert's articles on Islamist movements and thinkers have appeared in Orbis, Historical Reflections, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, the Muslim World and. the Journal of Religion and Society.  He has been interviewed on the topic of Islamism by major world newspapers and has appeared in documentaries produced by BBC and National Public Radio.

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