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Th. Emil Homerin

Professor
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Religion And Classics

Areas of expertise: Islam, classical Arabic literature, mysticism

Press contact:
Valerie Alhart
valerie.alhart@rochester.edu
585.276.3256

Related Links:
Th. Emil Homerin Homepage

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Biography
Th. Emil Homerin is Professor of Religion and former Chair of the Department of Religion & Classics at the University of Rochester, where he teaches courses on Islam, classical Arabic literature, mysticism, and Mt. Hope cemetery. Homerin completed his Ph.D. with honors at the University of Chicago ('87), and subsequently lived and worked in Egypt for a number of years. Among his many publications are From Arab Poet to Muslim Saint (2nd revised edition, Cairo: American University Press, 2001), his anthology of translations, Ibn al-Fârid: Sufi Verse & Saintly Life (Paulist Press, 2001), The Wine of Love & Life: Ibn al-Fârid's al-Khamrîyah and al-Qaysarî's Quest for Meaning (Chicago, 2005), and several chapters on Islam in The Religious Foundations of Western Civilization (Abingdon Press, 2006). Homerin has been the recipient of grants from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Research Center in Egypt, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has also won a number of awards including the American Association of Teachers of Arabic Translation Prize, the Golden Key Honor Society's recognition for his contributions to undergraduate education, the G. Granyon & Jane W. Curtis Award for Excellence in Nontenured Teaching (1993), University of Rochester's Teacher of the Year 2002 (Humanities), and the Goergen Award for Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Undergraduate Education (2005).

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