William A. Graham

William A. Graham
  • Dean, the Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity
    Harvard Divinity School

AB, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; AM and PhD, Harvard. With Harvard: since 1973, Member, Arts and Sciences Faculty; 2002, Dean, Faculty of Divinity; Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Chair: Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; Committee on Study of Religion; Committee on Middle Eastern Studies, and Harvard College Core Curriculum Subcommittee on Foreign Cultures; focused on early Islamic religious history and textual traditions and problems in history of world religion. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Recipient of award, Award for Excellence in Research in Islamic History and Culture, Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (2000). Author: Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion (1987, 1993); Divine Word and Prophetic Word in Early Islam (1977). Co-Author, The Heritage of World Civilizations (revised eighth edition 2008); Three Faiths, One God (2003).