Armando Salvatore

Academic title(s): 

Barbara and Patrick Keenan Chair in Interfaith Studies 

Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies

Associate Member, Institute of Islamic Studies

Armando Salvatore
Contact Information

3520 University Street, Room 102a
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A7, Canada

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armando.salvatore [at]

M.A. (University L'Orientale, Naples)
Ph.D. (European University Institute, Florence)
Dr. Habil. (Humboldt University, Berlin)


Armando Salvatore is a scholar of contemporary Islamic Studies and comparative religion. His primary focus is on inter-religious and trans-civilizational dynamics. Salvatore’s overall approach is interdisciplinary. His methodologies rely largely on historical-comparative sociology, social theory, and the sociology of knowledge. Salvatore has held professorial and research positions at Humboldt University Berlin, University of Naples ‘L’Orientale,’ National University of Singapore, Leipzig University, and Australian National University, Canberra. His most recent single-authored book is The Sociology of Islam: Knowledge, Power and Civility (Wiley Blackwell, 2016). Among his other recent publications are the chief editorships of the multi-authored works The Wiley Blackwell History of Islam (Wiley Blackwell, 2018) and The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of the Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2022).

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Graduate supervision: 

Professor Salvatore is not taking new graduate students at this time.


Cosmopolitan Connections in a Global Age

Areas of interest: 

Islam, Civility, and Cosmopolitanism

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