Dr. Petrovic lectures in the Peace and Studies Department. His areas of research and teaching expertise stretch over the disciplinary boundaries of international relations and comparative politics and include ethnic, communal, and religious intra-state conflicts, state- and nation-building, with a geographic focus on the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Central and East Asia. His current research interests are in Islam and politics and the general role that religion plays in international relations. Dr. Petrovic has recently published two books—Afghanistan: The Political History of a Buffer State (2010) and Islam and Temporal Power (2012)—and is currently working on the book titled Islam in the West, a comparative study of Muslim communities in Europe and the United States. In addition to Chapman, he also teaches at the University of California Irvine and has taught at the University of California Los Angeles, Korea University (Seoul), and Ewha Womans University (Seoul).