Department of Religion and Classics

T. Emil Homerin

Professor of Religion
Chair of Department of Religion and Classics
PhD, University of Chicago, 1987

424 Rush Rhees Library
(585) 275-4760
Fax: (585) 276-1230

Office Hours: By appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Th. Emil Homerin is Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Religion & Classics at the University of Rochester, where he teaches courses on Islam, classical Arabic literature, and mysticism. Homerin completed his PhD with honors at the University of Chicago. A specialist in Arabic literature and Islam, Homerin has lived and worked in Egypt and Turkey for a number of years.

Homerin has been the recipient of grants from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation, the American Research Center in Egypt, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has also received a number of awards including the American Association of Teachers of Arabic Translation Prize, the Golden Key Honor Society's recognition for his contributions to undergraduate education, the G. Graydon & Jane W. Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University of Rochester’s Teacher of the Year Award, and the Goergen Award for Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Undergraduate Education.

Research Interests

Islam; Arabic Literature; Mysticism

Selected Publications