R. Charles Weller, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of History (Career), Washington State University, and Senior Research Fellow, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Among works in English and Kazakh, Weller most recently edited 21st-Century Narratives of World History: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives and co-edited with Anver Emon, Reason, Revelation and Law in Islamic and Western Theory and History (both with Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 and 2021). He teaches mainly Roots of Contemporary Issues as well as Middle Eastern & Islamic history courses at WSU. His work focuses on religious-cultural identity and relations in Western-Islamic history, with a special view to Russian & Islamic Central Asia, the Middle East and United States. He was a visiting fellow at Yale University (2010-11) before becoming a full-time faculty member at WSU. He was appointed a (non-residential) visiting researcher at Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (2014-19). (See: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rcharles-Weller/research).