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Michael B. Bishku

Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern and African History, Augusta University

Michael B. Bishku is a professor emeritus of Middle Eastern and African history at Augusta University in the state of Georgia in the United States. He is the former president of both the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies and the Association of Global South Studies and was a Schusterman fellow in Israel studies at Brandeis University.

In the past, he has taught at Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey, Washington & Lee University, the University of North Florida and the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is currently an associate editor of the Oxford Bibliographies Online for Islamic Studies and specializes in the interregional relations of middle power countries and minorities in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, with particular interest in Israel and Turkey. He has published in such journals as Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Policy, the Journal of the Middle East and Africa, Contemporary Review of the Middle East, Mediterranean Quarterly, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Sociology of Islam, Israel Studies, Israel Affairs, Studies in Zionism, Turkish Review, and the Maghreb Review among others.


  • 1996–2023
    Professor of Middle Eastern and African History, Augusta University