John C. Calvert, BA, PhD
John C. Calvert, BA, PhD

John C. Calvert, BA, PhD

Professor
Chair, History
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • History

Position

  • Professor

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Revised and published: “The Roots of Islamism and Islamist Violence,” Randall D. Law, ed The Routledge History of Terrorism, Routledge, 258-269, 2015
  • Book project: “Pan-Islam and British Policy,” 1880-1920” [working title]. Archival work at National Archives (UK), Durham (UK), and Dar al-Kutub (Egypt) completed., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2015
  • World’s End: [working title] Book project. Research during 2014 included archival and field trips to Ypres, Belgium (May 5-12, 2014) and (October 5-12, 2014) Aberdeen, Scotland., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2014
  • “Wayward Son: The Brother’s Reception of Sayyid Qutb,” The Muslim Brothers in Europe: Burdens of the Past, Challenges for the Future, eds. Roel Meijer/Edwin Bakker, Maternal Child Nursing, 249-272, 2012
  • Calvert, John C. Wayward Son : The Muslim Brother's Reception of Sayyid Qutb, The Muslim Brotherhood in Europe, 249-270, 2011
  • Calvert, J. C. Gamal Abdul Nasser, Encyclopedia of African Thought, 2010
  • Calvert, J. C. Ibn Khaldoun, Encyclopedia of African Thought, 2010
  • Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism, Oxford University Press, 360, 2010
  • Divisions within Islam. World of Islam series (Philadelphia: Mason Crest, 2009). 120 pages., Maternal Child Nursing, 120, 2010
  • Calvert, J. C. Ibn Battuta, Encyclopedia of African Biography, 2009
  • Calvert, J. C. An Islamist's view of America, Terrorism: A Documentary and Reference Guide, 2005
  • Calvert, J. C. Madrasah, World Book Encyclopedia, 2005

Articles

  • James Toth, Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013). Reviewed for Middle East Journal vol. 67, no. 4 (Autumn 2014), 258-259., Oxford University Press, vol. 67, no. 4 (Autumn 2014), 258-259, 2014
  • Religious Fundamentalism as an Obstacle to Peace in the Middle East: Under What Conditions Might Pragmatism Prevail?” Policy Brief: Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East,, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, 11, 2012
  • Religious Fundamentalism as an Obstacle to Peace in the Middle East: Under What Conditions Might Pragmatism Prevail?” Policy Brief: Academic Peace Orchestra Middle East,, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, 11, 2012
  • Full article: “Sayyid Qutb”, Encyclopedia Britannica, 2012
  • “Rise Up, Egypt, and Be Free,”, Creighton Magazine, Fall/Winter , 35-37, 2011
  • “Regional Struggle in the Shadow of Pan-Islamic Militancy: Examples from Indonesia and Bosnia,” Orient IV/2011, 32-6., Orient, 4, 32-36, 2011
  • Entry: “Bin Battuta, Muhammad ibn Abdullah.”, Dictionary of African Biography, 2011
  • “The Afterlife of Sayyid Qutb,”, Foreign Policy, 2010
  • Calvert, J. C. The Afterlife of Sayyid Qutb, Foreign Policy, 2010
  • “A Biography on the Influential Egyptian Ideologue of Islamic Revolution: John Calvert on his book Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism.”, Rorotko, 2010
  • “The Taliban,”, Creighton Magazine, Spring, 14-17, 2010
  • Casper, H. W. Fr., Calvert, J. C. Afganistan's Taliban, Creighton University Magazine, 14-17, 2010
  • Entries: “Gamal Abdul Nasser” “Ibn Battuta” “Ibn Khaldoun”, Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, 2010
  • Calvert, John Islamic Modernism, Nationalism, and Fundamentalism: Episode and Discourse, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 39, 461-462, 2007
  • Calvert, J. C. Islamic Modernism, Nationalism, and Fundamentalism: Episode and Discourse (Book Review), International Journal of Middle East Studies, 39, 461-462, 2007
  • Calvert, J. C. The Striving Shaykh: Abdullah Azzam and the Revival of Jihad., Journal of Religion & Society, 2007, 2007
  • Calvert, J. C. The Shi'a of Iraq, Creighton University Magazine, 2007, 10-15, 2007
  • “The Shi‘a of Iraq,”, Creighton Magazine, Winter, 10-15, 2007
  • Calvert, J. C. Pigeons in New York, Al-Katib, 1949, 666-669, 2005
  • Calvert, J. C. Our First Enemy: The White Man., Al-Risala, 1952, 1217-1219, 2005
  • Calvert, J. C. The America I Saw, Al-Risala, 959, 1301-1306, 2005

Publications

  • Series Advisor for Ashgate (UK), 'Contemporary Thought in the Islamic World' cutting-edge contributions to contemporary Islamic thought, 2011-present., Ashgate, 2011
  • Calvert, J. C. John Calvert on his book Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism., Rorotoko: Cutting Edge Intellectual Interviews, 2010

Editing and Reviews

  • Calvert, John Sayyid Qutb: The Life and Legacy of a Radical Islamic Intellectual, Middle East Journal, 67, 658-659, 2013
  • Editor of book series published co-jointly by Hurst & CO. and Oxford University Press (New York), “Decisive Moments in Modern Middle East History.” 2011-present. The volumes in the series address transforming events, movements, and personalities that have been under-represented, marginalized, or neglected in the existing scholarship of the Middle East and North Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries., Hurst and Co, 2011
  • Calvert, J. Secularism and the Arab world (1850-1939), International Journal of Middle East Studies, 36, 131-132, 2004

Presentations

  • “Political and radical Islamism: Disjuncture and Continuity,” TRADOC (US Army Training and Doctrine Command), Leavenworth KS, One-day seminar, Oct. 17, 2014., 2014
  • One-day Seminar on Unrestricted Warfare STRATCOM, March 3, 2014., 2014
  • “Egypt and the Arab Spring,” Greybackers’ luncheon, Founders’ Week, Creighton University, January 20, 2014., 2014
  • “The Conflict in Syria,” The Rotary Club of Omaha, Omaha Country Club, September 20, 2013., 2013
  • “The Origins of Radical Islam,” W. Dale Clark Library, Omaha, NE, June 1, 2013., 2013
  • “The Arab Spring,” Rotary Club of Omaha, Champions Club, October 4, 2012., 2012
  • “Egypt and the Arab Spring,” B’nai B’rith, Henry Monsky Lodge, Omaha, August 14, 2011., 2011
  • Book event, “The Origins of Radical Islamism,” Dar al-Kotob, Cairo, Egypt, June 15, 2011., 2011
  • “Developments in the Middle East: An Open Forum with Dr. John Calvert,” Skutt Student Center, Creighton University, Feb. 24, 2011., 2011
  • Panelist, Situation in Egypt and the Middle East, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Feb. 10, 2011, 2011
  • Panelist, “The Hidden World of Human Trafficking: Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus,” sponsored by Kenefick Chair in Humanities, Creighton University, 29 September, 2010., 2010
  • “Afghanistan and the Taliban,” Crete, Nebraska Library, Nebraska Humanities Council April. 16, 2010., 2010
  • Instructor, TRADOC (US Army Training and Doctrine Command), Leavenworth KS, September 2008 – September 2010, prepared and taught monthly courses on Islamism, jihadism and the Religions of Iraq., 2008

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Research and reporting on the Kabyles of Algeria; for the Center of Constitutional Rights, New York; case pertaining to a Guantanamo prisoner. June 2009.
  • Social protest and political resistance movements in the modern Middle East (19th and 20th centuries); radical Islamist ideology and practice in the Middle East and South and South East Asia; the intersections of Islam and nationalism.
  • The origins of Islamism in Egypt, with special reference to the Islamist ideologue Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966); the presence of Islam in the political cultures of Egypt and Algeria; the ideological genealogy of Al Qaeda; Pan-Islam and British policy in Egypt 1900-1910.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Publications and Book Awards, Various organizations, 2015
  • Faculty Award, Student Support Services, 2011
  • Award for Scholarship, Dean, 2011
  • Special Recognition of Casper Professorship, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, 2010