Khaled El-Rouayheb's research interests include: the intellectual and cultural history of the Arabic-Islamic world in the early-modern period (1500-1800); the history of Arabic logic; Islamic theology and philosophy. He holds a PhD (2003) in Oriental Studies from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom).
His publications include the two monographs: Before Homosexuality in the Arabic-Islamic World, 1500-1800 (University of Chicago Press, 2005), translated into French (2010) and Slovenian (2012), and Relational Syllogisms & the History of Arabic Logic, 900-1900 (Brill, 2010). He has published a number of articles, encyclopedia-entries and book-reviews, such as: “Impossible Antecedents & Their Consequences: Some Thirteenth-Century Arabic Discussions”, History and Philosophy of Logic (2009), and “From Ibn Hajar al-Haytami (d.1566) to Khayr al-Din al-Alusi (d.1899): Changing Views of Ibn Taymiyya amongst Sunni Islamic Scholars”, in S. Ahmed & Y. Rapoport (eds.), Ibn Taymiyya & His Times (Oxford University Press, 2010). He is co-editor (with Sabine Schmidtke) of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy.
Professor El-Rouayheb currently serves as the Director for Undergraduate Studies at NELC.