Aaron Rock-Singer



Assistant Professor




University of Wisconsin - Madison


Aaron Rock-Singer is a social and intellectual historian of the Modern Middle East and Islam. He received his Ph.D from Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies (2016) and is currently an Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Rock-Singer's research draws on mass and small media to trace the changing relationship between religion, politics and society in the Middle East. His first book, Practicing Islam in Egypt: Print Media and the Islamic Revival was published by Cambridge University Press (2019), and he has also published eight articles in peer reviewed journals, including The International Journal of Middle East Studies, The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, The Muslim World, and Islamic Law and Society. His next book, which traces the emergence of Salafi piety in the 20th-Century Middle East, is under contract with the University of California Press.