Robert G. Morrison

Affiliation: Religion
George Lincoln Skolfield, Jr. Professor of Religion and Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Director of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Program
Robert Morrison came to Bowdoin College in August 2008. His courses lie in the academic study of both Islam and Judaism, but address, in addition, comparative topics. His research has focused on the role of science in Islamic and Jewish texts, as well as in the history of Islamic science. Robert has contributed the chapters on Islamic astronomy to the New Cambridge History of Islam and the Cambridge History of Science. He was previously a faculty member at Whitman College (in Walla Walla, WA) from 2001-8.


  • PhD, Columbia University
  • MPhil, Columbia University
  • AM, Harvard University
  • AB, Harvard University