Near Eastern Studies


Aomar Boum

Assistant Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies

Aomar Boum is Assistant Professor in the University of Arizona School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies. He holds an affiliated appointment with the Religious Studies Program and Judaic Studies Program. His research explores themes Jewish-Muslim relations in the Arab world, questions of religious and ethnic minorities in Middle Eastern and North African states, and issues of toleration, tolerance and  interfaith dialogue in Islamic societies.

Related publications:

Boum, Aomar In Press. Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Boum, Aomar. 2012. “The Performance of ‘Convivencia’: Communities of Tolerance and the Reification of Toleration.” Religion Compass 6(3): 174-184.

Kosanky, Oren, & Aomar Boum. 2012. “The ‘Jewish Question’ in Postcolonial Moroccan Cinema.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 44(3): 421-442.

Aomar Boum. 2012. “‘Sacred Week’: Re-Experiencing Jewish-Muslim Co-existence in Urban Moroccan Space.” Pp. 139-155 in Sharing the Sacra: The Politics and Pragmatics of Inter-communal Relations around Holy Places editedGlenn Bowman. UK: Berghahn Books.

Boum, Aomar. 2012. “The Plastic Eye: The Politics of Jewish Representation in Moroccan Museums.” Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology 75(1): 49-77.