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Associate Professor

Chad Emmett

Brigham Young University

Chad Emmett is an associate professor of geography at Brigham Young University. He holds a BA in history/secondary education from Utah State University; a MA from BYU in international relations and a PhD in geography from the University of Chicago. He specializes in political geography and the geography of the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He speaks Arabic and Indonesian and has traveled and researched widely in both regions. He has lived for two years in Indonesia, a year in Nazareth and most recently a year in Jerusalem where he spent the 2009-2010 academic year teaching three semester abroad programs. His first book Beyond the Basilica: Christians and Muslims in Nazareth (University of Chicago Press, 1995) looks at Christian-Muslim relations in Israel’s largest Arab city. He is one of the co-authors of Sex and World Peace (Colombia University Press, 2012) which argues that greater security for women leads to greater security for states. He is currently working on a book about the history of the Mormon Church in Indonesia. He was also a professor at DePaul University. Before becoming a professor, he worked for two years at the National Security Agency as an Indonesian linguist.