John Calvert (Professor)

Dr. John Calvert is the Fr. Henry W. Casper SJ 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, particularly the ways such movements deploy cultural and religious resources for purposes of mobilization and legitimacy.  He is author of Islamisms: A Documentary and Reference Guide (Greenwood Press: Westport, CT, 2007), co-editor and translator 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.