Meet the Faculty

David Simonowitz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Middle East Studies

Division: International Studies and Languages Division
Office: Pendleton Learning Center (PLC) 104
Phone: (310) 506-4218
E-mail: david.simonowitz@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2004
  • M.A., Islamic Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996
  • B.A., Spanish Literature, University of California, San Diego, 1987, Magna Cum Laude

Courses:

  • Visual Culture of Modern Middle East
  • History of Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Arabic 151, 152, 251
  • History of the Modern Middle East
  • History of the Middle East and Islam, 500-1500

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Religion (AAR)
  • Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

Academic Interests:

  • Architecture, Urbanism and Spatial Theory
  • Diaspora Communities
  • Gender Studies
  • History and Religious Traditions of the Middle East and the Islamic World
  • Textual Studies
  • Visual Culture and Rhetoric
  • Writing Systems