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Scott Girdner

  • Scott Girdner
  • Assistant Professor
  • Philosophy & Religious Studies
  • 9018 Batten Arts and Letters
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3861
  • sgirdner@odu.edu
  • Education

    Boston University, 2010
    Major: Islamic Studies
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Boston University, 2004
    Major: Philosophy of Religion
    Degree: M.A.
    Virginia Commonwealty University, 2001
    Major: Religious Studies
    Degree: B.A.
  • Expertise

    Islam
    Philosophy, Mysticism, Qur'anic interpretive traditoins: classical and contemporary (including issues such as law, women, ecology, democracy)
    Religion
    Comparative approaches to religion, theory and method
    Philosophy
    The historical reception of Arabic and Islamic philosophy in Jewish and Christian traditions
  • 2010: Faculty Research Award, Western Kentucky University
  • 2010: Summer Seminar Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 2008: Humanities Foundation Award: Angela J and James J Rallis Memorial Award , Boston University
  • 2007: Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University
  • 2004: Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations, Boston University