Professor Abdullah F. Alrebh



Professor Abdullah F. Alrebh
2161 AuSable Hall


Michigan State University, East Lansing
Ph.D. Sociology
M.A. Sociology

King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
M.A.  Arabic Literature
B.A  Arabic Literature


Religion, Politics, Theory, and Media


Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Social Theory

Selected Publications


Alrebh, A. F. (2006). The Poetry by Mustafa Jamal Al-Din: A Literary Study (in Arabic: Shir Mustafá Jamal al-Din : dirasah fanniyah). Beirut: Muassasat al-Intishar al-Arabi.

Book Chapters

Alrebh, A. F., & Radhi Al-Mabuk (2016).  “Teaching for Democracy in Post-Arab Spring: Challenges & Opportunities” in Eid, Mohammed Et al. (Eds.). Education and the Arab Spring: Resistance, Reform, and Democracy. Netherlands: Sense Publishers

Alrebh, A. F. (2016).  "An Emergent Kingdom in the Orientalist Press: Ibn Saud's Authority in the Western Media” In Aman, M. M. & Mary Jo Aman (Eds.). The Middle East: New Order Or Disorder? Washington, DC: Policy Studies Organization (PSO)/Westphalia.


Alrebh, A. F. (2015). “Covering the Building of a Kingdom: The Saudi Arabian Authority in The London Times and The New York Times, 1901–1932”, Digest of Middle East Studies, 24 (2): 187–212.

Alrebh, A. F., & Ten Eyck, T. A. (2014). “Covering the birth of a nation: The rise of Saudi Arabia in The London Times, 1927–1937.” The Social Science Journal, 51(1), 130-138.

Book Reviews

Review of Force and Fanaticism: Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia and Beyond, by Simon Ross Valentine, Middle East Media and Book Reviews Online, Volume: 4 Issue: 1, January 2016

Review of Gulf Politics and Economics in a Changing World, by Michael Hudson and Mimi Kirk (Eds), Middle East Media and Book Reviews Online, Volume: 3 Issue: 9, September 2015

Current Research Interests

The impact of the religious ethics on societies, authority in the Muslim societies, and Western media coverage of the Middle East


Dr. Alrebh is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion and Sociological Theory at Grand Valley State University. He is an academic and author with research interests in Middle East, Arabic literature and Islam. He earned a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, East Lansing in 2014, in addition to a Master of Sociology from MSU, and a Master of Arabic literature from King Saud University. He has published a number of academic articles and book chapters focusing on religion, Middle East, social movements, and education. The major interest of Dr. Alrebh is Saudi Arabia and Islamic mobilization in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Prior to joining Grand Valley, Dr. Alrebh worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Michigan State University and as adjunct faculty at Saginaw Valley State University.

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