Aaron Hagler

Aaron Hagler

ACM/Mellon Post-doctoral Teacher-Scholar Fellow in History

102 Prall House
(319) 895-4806

Cornell College
600 First Street West
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Link to Curriculum Vitae

Academic History

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.  Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, 2011.
  • M.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, 2005.
  • B.A., Brandeis University.  Politics and Theatre Arts, 2002.

Service to the Profession

  • Associate Editor, Mathal/Mashal: Journal of Islamic and Judaic Multidisciplinary Studies.


Courses Taught

  • HIS-261: Introduction to the Modern Middle East
  • HIS-366: The Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1870-Present: Origins, Evolution and Prospects
  • (2014) HIS-366: "The Victory of Surrender:" Islam from the Prophet to the Ottomans
  • (2014) HIS-366: Sect and Schism in Islam


  • Middle East Studies Association
  • Middle East Medievalists

Recent Conferences Attended

  • Middle East Studies Association, 2012
    •  Paper presented: "The Echoes of Fitna: Developing Historiographical Interpretations of the Battle of Siffin"
  • Middle East Studies Association, 2013
    • Paper to be presented: "A Memory of Just Governance: Early Islamic History and Modern Islamist Governmental Theory in Egypt and Iran"