Dr. Abdullah F. Alrebh is Associate Professor in Sociology of Religion and Sociological Theory at Grand Valley State University. His research focuses on politics, culture, religion, and authority of Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf, and Islam. He earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, East Lansing. During 2015, Dr. Alrebh served as a Visiting Scholar at Michigan State University. He has published a number of articles (peer-reviewed and think tank) spanning several issues pertaining to religious, authority, and education with a primary focusing on Middle Eastern countries in general, and Saudi Arabia in particular. His upcoming book is titled, Covering the Kingdom: Saudi Arabia in Western Press during the 20th Century.
Bachelor's of Arabic Literature from King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, 1999; Master's of Arabic Literature from King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, 2005, Master's of Sociology from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2011, and Ph.D of Sociology from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2014.
Countries/Regions of Expertise:
Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, Iran, and Egypt
Issues of Expertise:
Saudi Arabian Society, the politics of Saudi Arabia, Islamic Authority (Islamist Political Movements), Media Agenda setting, and Counter-Terrorism.