Samman is an associate professor of sociology and the director of Macalester
College's Middle East and Islamic Studies program. He specializes in the
Palestinian-Israeli conflict and other global issues. He is also interested in the rise
of Islamophobia in Europe and the United States. 

EDUCATION: BA George Washington University, MA SUNY Binghamton, PhD SUNY Binghamton 

Professsor Samman has been teaching at Macalester since 2002. 



The Clash of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge to Jewish, Turkish, and Arab Nationalists (2010)

Professor Samman’s latest book, Clash of Modernities: The Islamist Challenge to Jewish, Turkish and Arab...



Islam and the Modern Orientalist World-System (with Mazher al-Zo'by) (2008)


Cities of God and Nationalism: Mecca, Jerusalem, and Rome as Contested Sacred World Cities (2007)

Far from spawning an age of tolerance, modernity has created the social basis of division...


Contributions to Books/Essays

Die eurozentrissche Sozialtheorie „kaputtdenken, Globale, multiple und postkoloniale Modernen (2010)


“Islam and the Modern Orientalist World-System”, Islam and the Orientalist World-System (2008)


The Convergence of World Historical Social Science, The Modern/Colonial/Capitalist World-System: Global Processes, Antisystemic Movements, and the Geopolitics of Knowledge (2002)

Journal Articles


Invisibilizing Palestinians, The Worlds & Knowledges Otherwise Project, Duke University (2010)


Zionism and the Nationalization of Jerusalem, Macalester International (2009)