Dr. James E. Sowerwine

Department of History
Lytle 144
Phone: 610-683-4395


B.A. Carroll College
M.A. American University
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Middle East History
International Relations

Courses Taught
HIS 155 History of the Middle East I
HIS 225 A History of Jewish People in Modern Times
HIS 256 History of the Middle East II
HIS 378 Junior Seminar in Historical Methodology

Selected Publications
James E. Sowerwine, "Caliph and Caliphate." in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Islamic Studies (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

James E. Sowerwine, "The Turkish Press and Its Impact on Foreign Policy." Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies vol. 23, no. 4 (Summer 2000).

James E. Sowerwine, "Turkey and Iran: The Challenge of Good Neighborly Relations." Association of Third World Studies 1998 Annual Meeting Proceedings (1999)

"Nation-Building in Central Asia: The Turkish Connection," Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Volume 18, No. 4, 1995.

"Conflict on Cyprus: The Turkish Dimension," Peacekeeping and the Challenge of Civil Conflict Resolution. Fredericton: University of New Brunswick, 1994.

President, American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, April 2009-2011

Vice-President and President-Elect, American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, 2008-2009

Member of Executive Board of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, 2005-present

Member of Executive Board of the World Affairs Council of Berks County, 2001-present

Member of Executive Committee of the Association of Third World Studies, 2000-2003

Scholar-in-Residence, Kenyatta University Lectureships Program, Nairobi, Kenya, 2003 and 2009

Scholar-in-Residence, Russian Diplomatic Academy Lectureships Program, Moscow, Russia, 1996 and 2005

Leadership Mission to Lebanon, World Affairs Councils of America, 2004

Scholar-in-Residence, Yantai University, Yantai, China, 2002

Scholar-in-Residence, Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, China, 2002

Advisor of the Year Award 1997-1998 (International Student Organization), Kutztown University, 1998

Manuscript reviewer, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 1995-2001

Manuscript reviewer, Journal of Third World Studies, 1995-96

Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Fellowship, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, 1978-1979

Andrew Arnold, Ph.D
Professor and Chair
Lytle 115
Phone: 610-683-4385

Anne Manmiller
Lytle 115
Phone: 610-683-4385
Fax: 610-683-4047