Jocelyn Hendrickson, PhD, MA, BA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept
Director, Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept
Email
jnhendri@ualberta.ca

Director, Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept
Email
jnhendri@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

My research focuses on Islamic legal history in medieval and early modern North Africa (the Maghrib) and al-Andalus (Islamic Iberia). I am particularly interested in the construction and maintenance of authoritative legal opinions, the relationships between legal and literary genres, and legal opinions (fatwas) regarding Christian-Muslim relations during and after the twelfth-to-fifteenth century Christian "Reconquest" of Iberia and expansion into North Africa. My first book project, Beyond the Reconquest: Islamic Legal Resistance to Christian Rule in Northwest Africa, explores North African and Iberian legal discourses concerning Muslims living under Christian rule. 

I have received a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for preliminary research toward my next book project, Pilgrimage on the Periphery: Performance and Prohibition of the Hajj in the Medieval Islamic West.



Research

For current publications, please refer to my Academia.edu page.

Courses

HIST 446 - Themes and Issues in African History

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

Fall Term 2020
HIST 690 - Topics in African History

Fall Term 2020
RELIG 111 - Comparative Themes in World Religions

May be repeated for credit when course content differs.

Winter Term 2021
RELIG 220 - Introduction to Islam

A survey of the main elements of the Muslim tradition and their role in the formation of Islamic culture.

Winter Term 2021
RELIG 422 - Advanced Studies in Islam

Prerequisite: one course in Islam or consent of Program Coordinator.

Fall Term 2020
RELIG 520 - Specialized Studies in Islam

An in-depth study of the problems of Islamic Studies.

Fall Term 2020
RELIG 675 - Graduate Seminar

This is a pass/fail course.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021

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