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John C . Calvert, BA, PhD

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John Calvert

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College of Arts and Sciences
History
American Studies
DHHC - Dowling Hall/Humanities Center

John C . Calvert, BA, PhD

Professor

Department

History

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Professor

Books

  • Routledge
    Revised and published: “The Roots of Islamism and Islamist Violence,” Randall D. Law, ed The Routledge History of Terrorism, p. 258-269 2015
  • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
    Book project: “Pan-Islam and British Policy,” 1880-1920” [working title]. Archival work at National Archives (UK), Durham (UK), and Dar al-Kutub (Egypt) completed. 2015
  • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
    World’s End: [working title] Book project. Research during 2014 included archival and field trips to Ypres, Belgium (May 5-12, 2014) and (October 5-12, 2014) Aberdeen, Scotland. 2014
  • Maternal Child Nursing
    “Wayward Son: The Brother’s Reception of Sayyid Qutb,” The Muslim Brothers in Europe: Burdens of the Past, Challenges for the Future, eds. Roel Meijer/Edwin Bakker , p. 249-272 2012
  • The Muslim Brotherhood in Europe
    Calvert, John C. Wayward Son : The Muslim Brother's Reception of Sayyid Qutb, p. 249-270 2011
  • Encyclopedia of African Thought
    Calvert, J. C. Gamal Abdul Nasser 2010
  • Encyclopedia of African Thought
    Calvert, J. C. Ibn Khaldoun 2010
  • Oxford University Press
    Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism, p. 360 2010
  • Maternal Child Nursing
    Divisions within Islam. World of Islam series (Philadelphia: Mason Crest, 2009). 120 pages. , p. 120 2010
  • Encyclopedia of African Biography
    Calvert, J. C. Ibn Battuta 2009
  • Terrorism: A Documentary and Reference Guide
    Calvert, J. C. An Islamist's view of America 2005
  • World Book Encyclopedia
    Calvert, J. C. Madrasah 2005

Articles

  • Oxford University Press
    James Toth, Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013). Reviewed for Middle East Journal vol. 67, no. 4 (Autumn 2014), 258-259.
    vol. 67, no. 4 (Autumn 2014), p. 258-259 2014
  • Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
    Religious Fundamentalism as an Obstacle to Peace in the Middle East: Under What Conditions Might Pragmatism Prevail?” Policy Brief: Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East,
    11 2012
  • Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
    Religious Fundamentalism as an Obstacle to Peace in the Middle East: Under What Conditions Might Pragmatism Prevail?” Policy Brief: Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East,
    11 2012
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
    Full article: “Sayyid Qutb” 2012
  • Creighton Magazine
    “Rise Up, Egypt, and Be Free,”
    Fall/Winter , p. 35-37 2011
  • Orient
    “Regional Struggle in the Shadow of Pan-Islamic Militancy: Examples from Indonesia and Bosnia,” Orient IV/2011, 32-6.
    4, p. 32-36 2011
  • Dictionary of African Biography
    Entry: “Bin Battuta, Muhammad ibn Abdullah.” 2011
  • Foreign Policy
    “The Afterlife of Sayyid Qutb,” 2010
  • Foreign Policy
    Calvert, J. C. The Afterlife of Sayyid Qutb 2010
  • Rorotko
    “A Biography on the Influential Egyptian Ideologue of Islamic Revolution: John Calvert on his book Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism.” 2010
  • Creighton Magazine
    “The Taliban,”
    Spring, p. 14-17 2010
  • Creighton University Magazine
    Casper, H. W. Fr., Calvert, J. C. Afganistan's Taliban, p. 14-17 2010
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought
    Entries: “Gamal Abdul Nasser” “Ibn Battuta” “Ibn Khaldoun” 2010
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
    Calvert, John Islamic Modernism, Nationalism, and Fundamentalism: Episode and Discourse
    39, p. 461-462 2007
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
    Calvert, J. C. Islamic Modernism, Nationalism, and Fundamentalism: Episode and Discourse (Book Review)
    39, p. 461-462 2007
  • Journal of Religion & Society
    Calvert, J. C. The Striving Shaykh: Abdullah Azzam and the Revival of Jihad.
    2007 2007
  • Creighton University Magazine
    Calvert, J. C. The Shi'a of Iraq
    2007, p. 10-15 2007
  • Creighton Magazine
    “The Shi‘a of Iraq,”
    Winter, p. 10-15 2007
  • Al-Katib
    Calvert, J. C. Pigeons in New York
    1949, p. 666-669 2005
  • Al-Risala
    Calvert, J. C. Our First Enemy: The White Man.
    1952, p. 1217-1219 2005
  • Al-Risala
    Calvert, J. C. The America I Saw
    959, p. 1301-1306 2005

Publications

  • Ashgate
    Series Advisor for Ashgate (UK), 'Contemporary Thought in the Islamic World' cutting-edge contributions to contemporary Islamic thought, 2011-present. 2011
  • Rorotoko: Cutting Edge Intellectual Interviews
    Calvert, J. C. John Calvert on his book Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism. 2010

Editing and Reviews

  • Middle East Journal
    Calvert, John Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual
    67, p. 658-659 2013
  • Hurst and Co
    Editor of book series published co-jointly by Hurst & CO. and Oxford University Press (New York), “Decisive Moments in Modern Middle East History.” 2011-present. The volumes in the series address transforming events, movements, and personalities that have been under-represented, marginalized, or neglected in the existing scholarship of the Middle East and North Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries. 2011
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
    Calvert, J. Secularism and the Arab world (1850-1939)
    36, p. 131-132 2004

Presentations

  • “Political and radical Islamism: Disjuncture and Continuity,” TRADOC (US Army Training and Doctrine Command), Leavenworth KS, One-day seminar, Oct. 17, 2014. 2014
  • One-day Seminar on Unrestricted Warfare STRATCOM, March 3, 2014. 2014
  • “Egypt and the Arab Spring,” Greybackers’ luncheon, Founders’ Week, Creighton University, January 20, 2014. 2014
  • “The Conflict in Syria,” The Rotary Club of Omaha, Omaha Country Club, September 20, 2013. 2013
  • “The Origins of Radical Islam,” W. Dale Clark Library, Omaha, NE, June 1, 2013. 2013
  • “The Arab Spring,” Rotary Club of Omaha, Champions Club, October 4, 2012. 2012
  • “Egypt and the Arab Spring,” B’nai B’rith, Henry Monsky Lodge, Omaha, August 14, 2011. 2011
  • Book event, “The Origins of Radical Islamism,” Dar al-Kotob, Cairo, Egypt, June 15, 2011. 2011
  • “Developments in the Middle East: An Open Forum with Dr. John Calvert,” Skutt Student Center, Creighton University, Feb. 24, 2011. 2011
  • Panelist, Situation in Egypt and the Middle East, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Feb. 10, 2011 2011
  • Panelist, “The Hidden World of Human Trafficking: Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus,” sponsored by Kenefick Chair in Humanities, Creighton University, 29 September, 2010. 2010
  • “Afghanistan and the Taliban,” Crete, Nebraska Library, Nebraska Humanities Council April. 16, 2010. 2010
  • Instructor, TRADOC (US Army Training and Doctrine Command), Leavenworth KS, September 2008 – September 2010, prepared and taught monthly courses on Islamism, jihadism and the Religions of Iraq. 2008

Other

  • Research and reporting on the Kabyles of Algeria; for the Center of Constitutional Rights, New York; case pertaining to a Guantanamo prisoner. June 2009.

  • Social protest and political resistance movements in the modern Middle East (19th and 20th centuries); radical Islamist ideology and practice in the Middle East and South and South East Asia; the intersections of Islam and nationalism.

  • The origins of Islamism in Egypt, with special reference to the Islamist ideologue Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966); the presence of Islam in the political cultures of Egypt and Algeria; the ideological genealogy of Al Qaeda; Pan-Islam and British policy in Egypt 1900-1910.

Awards

  • Outstanding Publications and Book Awards
    Recognition for my book Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism. The Atlantic Monthly (15 December 2010): "Outstanding book from 2010 in Middle East Studies; " Foreign Policy (15 December, 2010): "best book of 2010; " The Immanent Frame, the Social Science Research Council's blog on secularism, religion, and the public sphere, "Book of the Week", 17 August, 2010; The Guardian (27 November, 2010), One of the "Books of the year."
    Various organizations
  • Faculty Award
    The Faculty Award recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements and contributions by a faculty member that has made a significant impact upon the students and mission of the Student The Faculty Award recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements and contributions by a faculty member that has made a significant impact upon the students and mission of the Student Support Services program.
    Student Support Services
  • Award for Scholarship
    Dean's Award for Scholarship, Creighton College of Arts and Sciences, 2011
    Dean
    Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Special Recognition of Casper Professorship
    Dean's Special Recognition of Casper Professorship, 8 February 2010
    Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Consulting

  • Consultant to B'huth
    Consulting
    Consultant to B'huth Media and Consultancy Services, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 2006 - 2010.
    2006 - 2006