Dr. Chris Prejean 2021-2023


Chris PreJean (Ph.D. 2021, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA) is a historian of the pre-modern Middle East. His work discusses the legal problems that arise from coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims, particularly in the Ḥanbalī tradition. He has worked on several Arabic-to-English translation projects for government and private entities, and has taught courses on religion, politics, history, and language. As a Fulbright post-doctoral fellow at the University of Haifa, he will be working on his first monograph, an expansion of his Ph.D. dissertation titled The Hermeneutical Christian in Ḥanbalī Thought.