Juan Cole

University of Michigan

Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan.

Cole has been a member of the University of Michigan faculty since 1984. From 1992 to 1995, he was director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies; from 2009 to 2012, he was director of the Center for South Asian Studies; and from 2012 to 2013, he was director of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. In 2007, Cole was named Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History.

Cole is on the editorial boards of International Affairs and Political Science Quarterly. He blogs at Informed Comment and is the author of The New Arabs, Engaging the Middle East, Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East, and many other books. His articles have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals.

Featured Work

NOV 14, 2016 Podcast

Perceptions of Muslims and Islam in the U.S. in Light of Trump's Victory

What will Trump's victory mean for American Muslims? How have attitudes towards them changed over the years? (The answer may surprise you.) How does this ...

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JUN 17, 2015 Podcast

Europe's Muslims: Challenges and Misconceptions

Months after the "Charlie Hebdo" attacks, questions remain about Europe's Muslims. How strong is the lure of al-Qaeda and ISIS for youth in France or ...

CREDIT: Gusta Johnson, Carnegie Council

APR 16, 2015 Podcast

Juan Cole on Europe's Muslims and More

In this enlightening conversation, Professor Cole, an expert in relations between the Muslim world and the West, gives an on-the-ground perspective on the Iran nuclear ...