John Esposito


Birthday May 19, 1940

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace New York

Age 83 years old

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American educator known as a professor of Islamic Studies and International Affairs at Georgetown University. He is the author of more than thirty-five acclaimed books, including 2008's "Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think."

Before Fame

He lived at a Catholic monastery before earning his Masters degree in Theology from St. John's University.


He was won numerous awards for his work in the field of religious studies, including the Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion from the American Academy of Religion.

Family Life

He married Dr. Jeanette P. Esposito in the 60's.

Associated With

He and philosopher Daniel N Robinson have both taught at Georgetown University.