Dr. Henry L. Munson, Jr.

Henry Munson

Professor of Anthropology
Cooperating Professor, School of Policy & International Affairs

Ph.D., Social/Cultural Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1980

Certificate in Literary Arabic, Center for Arabic Study Abroad, American University in Cairo, 1976

M.A., Linguistics, University of Chicago, 1973

B.A., Linguistics, Columbia University, 1970

Henry Munson CV 2023

Professional Interests:

My primary interests include religion and violence, religion and politics, religion and nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism and theories of religion. In the past, I have focused on Islam, and my field research has been grounded largely in the Middle East, especially in Morocco. Recent work has involved the comparative study of the late twentieth-century revivalist movements often called “fundamentalist.”

Representative Publications:

2020 The Permeable Boundary between Christian Anti-Judaism and Secular Antisemitism. In Interpretation and Explanation in Religion and Myth: Contributions in Honor of Robert A. Segal, ed. Nickolas P. Roubekas and Thomas Ryba. Leiden and Boston: E.J. Brill.

2018 Christianity, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust. Religions 9 (1).

2010 Fundamentalism. In The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, revised edition, ed. John Hinnells. London: Routledge.

2008 Fundamentalisms Compared. Religion Compass 2 (June 2008) (This is an online journal).

2006c Fundamentalism. In Britannica Online

2006b Islamic Militancy. In The Iraq War: Causes and Consequences, ed.Rick Fawn and Raymond Hinnebusch. Boulder: Lynne Rienner.

2005b Religion and Violence: A Review Essay. Religion 35/4 (October 2005): 223-246.

2004 Lifting the Veil: Understanding the Roots of Islamic Militancy. Harvard International Review 25/4 (Winter 2004): 20-23.

2003b ‘Fundamentalism’ Ancient and Modern. Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 132/3 (Summer 2003): 31-41

2003a Islam, Nationalism, and Resentment of Foreign Domination. Middle East Policy 10/2 (Summer 2003): 40-53.

1993 Religion and Power in Morocco. New Haven: Yale University Press.

1988 Islam and Revolution in the Middle East. New Haven: Yale University Press.

1984 The House of Si Abd Allah: The Oral History of a Moroccan Family. New Haven: Yale University Press.


Fax: 207.581.1823

Email: henry.munson@maine.edu

Department of Anthropology
University of Maine
5773 S. Stevens Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5773

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