Allan Christelow

Allan Christelow is a specialist in the history of Islam in North and West Africa. His field experience began as a high school English teacher in the North African country of Algeria in the early 1970s. He completed a doctoral dissertation on the history of Muslim courts in Algeria at the University of Michigan in 1977, and then spent five years teaching at Bayero University in Kano, the largest city in predominantly Muslim northern Nigeria, in West Africa. Christelow has published books on the application of Islamic law in both Algeria and Nigeria, and he has delivered invited presentations at many major U.S. universities, including Stanford, Notre Dame, Yale, and Northwestern, and in nine different countries, including Holland, Israel, Algeria, and South Africa. He has taught at Idaho State University since 1983. In 2011, the University Press of Florida published his book Algerians without Borders, which is a study of the experience of Algerian emigrants and refugees from the eighteenth century to the present.

Idaho State University - Department of History
P.O. Box 8198
Pocatello, ID 83209
phone: 208-282-2454
email: chrialla@isu.edu
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