Professor of History
John Glover is a professor of history at the University of Redlands who can comment on topics pertaining to Africa and Islam.
His specific expertise includes Islamic reform, Jihad, Islam and modernity, Sufism (mystical Islam) and African history, particularly dealing with West Africa, Islam and European imperialism.
He teaches courses on Africa and the Atlantic slave trade, world history and modern African history.
His research has included “Islamic Reform, Revolution, and Jihaad: Sufi Perceptions of Social and Political Change” and “The Mosque is One Thing, The Administration is Another: Islam and Politics in Colonial Senegal,” both presented at conferences of the World History Association.
Glover earned his doctorate in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000.
Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise
- Middle East
- West Africa
- Islamic reform and Jihad
- Sufism or mystical Islam
- Islam and modernity
- European imperialism