Loren Lybarger

Associate Professor
210 Ellis Hall
Tel. (740) 597-2103
E-mail: lybarger@ohio.edu
Ohio University faculty member since 2006.

ON LEAVE 2013-2015.


University of Chicago Divinity School, Ph.D., 2002
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, M.A., 1995
American University in Cairo, Egypt, M.A., 1991
Earlham College, Richmond, IN , B.A., 1986


  • Islamic religion
  • Comparative Islamist movements
  • Comparative fundamentalisms
  • Religion and nationalism
  • Palestinian society and politics
  • Middle Eastern Christianity
  • Sociology of religion (classical and contemporary theories; key analytical concepts)
  • Historical and ethnographic research methods

Courses Taught

Research and Publications

CV (See separate PDF file)