Calvert, John

John Calvert is the Fr. Henry W. Casper SJ Associate Professor of History at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Besides Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism, featured in his Rorotoko interview, he is author of Islamism: A Documentary and Reference Guide (Greenwood Press, 2007), co-editor and co-translator (with William Shepard) of Sayyid Qutb’s A Child from the Village (Syracuse University Press, 2005), and guest editor of a special issue of Historical Reflections/Reflexions Historiques (2004) on Islam and Modernity. Dr. Calvert’s articles on Islamist movements and thinkers have appeared in Orbis, Historical Reflections, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, the Muslim World and the Journal of Religion and Society. He has appeared in interviews in major news press and media, including BBC and NPR.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism
(Our Cover Feature of September 26, 2010)