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Rkia Elaroui CornellTeaching Professor and Language Coordinator in Arabic



  • Ph.D., Theology and Philosophy, Free University of Amsterdam

Teaching/Research Areas

  • Arabic Pedagogy
  • Arabic Literature (Modern and Classical)
  • Sufism and Sufi Literature
  • Women in Islam
  • Qur’anic Studies and Exegesis

Books Published

  • Rabi’a from Narrative to Myth: The Many Faces of Islam’s Most Famous Woman Saint, Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyya (ca. 717-801 CE) (London: Oneworld Academic, 2019)
  • Early Sufi Women: Dhikr an-niswa al-muta‘abbidat as-Sufiyyat by Abu ‘Abd ar-Rahman as-Sulami (Louisville, Kentucky: Fons Vitae, 1999)