Islamic Studies

Editor in Chief | Area Editors | Articles and Contributors

 

The field of Islamic Studies is both wide-reaching and dynamic. It includes the range of foundational documents, traditions, institutions, and history of Muslims in various countries and regions throughout the world from the origins of Islam to the present day. This interdisciplinary field therefore includes history, religion, philosophy, anthropology, Arabic language and literature, as well as literatures in other languages including Persian, Turkish, and Urdu, and remains responsive to new discoveries, interpretations, ideologies and theories.

The Internet makes access to staggering amounts of information easy – but it also raises important questions: What are the major issues and key developments in the field? Which sources are up-to-date and which are obsolete? Which works are pivotal in defining the discourse at various stages in its development? Which sources are considered accurate and balanced, and which represent simply a given individual or group’s position? These questions are important to keep in mind when undertaking any new study, but they are particularly critical in a dynamic and contested field such as Islamic Studies. Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies combats this overload by providing expert guidance to the field in all its diversity and throughout its developmental stages. Top scholars in the field have contributed on their areas of expertise, so that users will understand how the field is organized and why it developed in the way it did. The articles present a guided tour through the key literature on each topic, providing context for its development, and a balanced overview of the major issues within a given topic.

Editor in Chief

Natana J. DeLong-Bas is the author of Shariah: What Everyone Needs to Know (2018), Islam: A Living Faith (2018), Wahhabi Islam: From Revival and Reform to Global Jihad (rev. ed. 2008, translated into Arabic, Russian, and French), Notable Muslims: Muslim Builders of World Civilization and Culture (2006) and Women in Muslim Family Law (2001), Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women (2013) and Deputy Editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and Oxford Islamic Studies Online (2008). Past President of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS), she is an expert on Islam and Christianity, women and gender, Islamic law, the environment, terrorism and extremism, and the Arabian Gulf countries. She is Associate Professor of the Practice of Theology and Islamic Civilizations and Societies at Boston College.

 


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FORMER EDITORS IN CHIEF

University of Victoria
Georgetown University

FOUNDING EDITOR IN CHIEF

Georgetown University

AREA EDITORS

Augusta University
Middle Tennessee State University
Carleton University
University of Cape Town
University of Kentucky

FORMER STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD

University of Victoria
Georgetown University
Georgetown University

FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD

Augusta University
Georgetown University
Boston College
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Texas at Austin
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola Marymount University
University of Kentucky
Yale University
Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, Merrimack College
The University of Edinburgh
New York University
University of Victoria
Royal Holloway, University of London
University of Cape Town
California State University, Northridge
Qatar University
Georgetown University
Rice University

ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTORS

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Groups

Vivienne S. M. Angeles
La Salle University
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
Stephan Prochazka
Universität Wien
Natana DeLong-Bas
Boston College
Joseph Liow
Nanyang Technological University
Omar Chaoura Bourouh
Columbia Basin College
Hussam Timani
Christopher Newport University
Chrystie Flournoy Swiney
Georgetown University
Allen Fromherz
Georgia State University
Allen Fromherz
Georgia State University
Efrat Aviv
Bar-Ilan University
Marion Boulby
Trent University
Herbert Berg
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Saad S. Khan
National Officers Academy & Bahauddin Zakariya University
Joseph Liow
Nanyang Technological University
Jonathan A.C. Brown
University of Washington
Fred von der Mehden
Rice University
Oman Fathurahman
Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
Matthew J. Kuiper
Missouri State University
Abdullah Al-Arian
Georgetown University
Yohanan Friedmann
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Farshid Kazemi
University of Edinburgh
Armin Eschraghi
Goethe-Universität
Ariela Marcus-Sells
Elon University
Michael M. Gunter
Tennessee Technological University
Natana DeLong-Bas
Boston College

History

Letizia Osti
Universita degli Studi di Milano
Maribel Fierro
Institute for Languages ​​and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East
Martin Bunton
University of Victoria
Stephen R. Humphreys
University of California at Santa Barbara
James E. Sowerwine
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Michael B. Bishku
Augusta University
Andrew Marsham
The University of Edinburgh
Harry Munt
University of York
John Nawas
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Gerald Hawting
University of London
Andrew J. Newman
The University of Edinburgh
Nader Entessar
The University of South Alabama
Abdulhadi Alajmi
Kuwait University

Material Culture

Valerie Gonzalez
Walter Denny
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Suleiman A. Mourad
Smith College
Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood
Textile Research Centre
Brannon Wheeler
United States Naval Academy
Mourad Laabdi
University of Toronto
Natana DeLong-Bas
Boston College
Valerie Gonzalez
Marcus Milwright
University of Victoria
Walter Denny
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Yousef Meri
Merrimack College
Jonathan Bloom
Boston College
Amelia Gallagher
Niagara University
Murat Akser
University of Ulster
Margherita Picchi

Observances

David Cook
Rice University

People

Jonathan Allen
University of Maryland
Ahmet T. Karamustafa
University of Maryland
Sayeh Meisami
University of Toronto
Mary Thurlkill
University of Mississippi
Th. Emil Homerin
University of Rochester
Gordon Nickel
University of Calgary
Zeki Saritoprak
John Carroll University
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
Sukidi Mulyadi
Harvard University
Moojan Momen
Omid Ghaemmaghami
University of Toronto
Junaid Ahmad
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Pieter Smoor
University of Amsterdam
Rebecca Williams
University of South Alabama
Ruth Roded
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Herbert Berg
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Frank Griffel
Yale University
Mary Thurlkill
University of Mississippi
Jacob Abadi
United States Air Force Academy
Diana Steigerwald
California State University, Long Beach
Abdullah Al-Arian
Georgetown University
Abdelwahab El-Affendi
University of Westminster
Diana Steigerwald
California State University, Long Beach
Ahmet T. Karamustafa
University of Maryland
Jonathan Allen
University of Maryland
Alexander Knysh
University of Michigan
Ali Hussain
University of Michigan
Josep Puig Montada
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Yousef Meri
Merrimack College
Michael Leezenberg
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
Jon Hoover
The University of Nottingham
Marco Lauri
Universita Di Macerata
Arzina Lalani
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Robert F. Shedinger
Luther College
John O. Voll
Georgetown University
James A. Tyner
Kent State University
Zeki Saritoprak
John Carroll University
Recep Alpyağıl
İstanbul Üniversitesi
Ufuk Topkara
Brannon Wheeler
United States Naval Academy
Frank Peters
New York University
Sukidi Mulyadi
Harvard University
Mustansir Mir
Youngstown State University
Nader Entessar
The University of South Alabama
Emad Hamdeh
Embry-Riddle University
Alparslan Açıkgenç
Fatih Üniversitesi
Ibrahim Kalin
Georgetown University
Beverly Mack
University of Kansas
Roja Fazaeli
Trinity College Dublin
Nader Entessar
The University of South Alabama
Zeki Saritoprak
John Carroll University
SherAli Tareen
Franklin & Marshall College
Sheila McDonough
Concordia University
Nikki Keddie
University of California, Los Angeles
William Shepard
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Mehdi Aminrazavi
University of Mary Washington
Andrew Goss
Augusta University
Jeffry R. Halverson
Coastal Carolina University

Places

Emil Aslan Souleimanov
Charles University in Prague
William Ochsenwald
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
William Ochsenwald
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Alessandro Gori
University of Copenhagen
Harry Munt
University of York
Robert Riggs
University of Bridgeport
Michael Lecker
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Religion

David Powers
Cornell University
Nerina Rustomji
St. John's University
Andrew March
Yale University
David Commins
Dickinson College
Mustafa Shah
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Jocelyn Sharlet
University of California, Davis
Ayman Shihadeh
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Farshid Kazemi
University of Edinburgh
Michael B. Bishku
Augusta University
Clare Wilde
University of Groningen
Matthew J. Kuiper
Missouri State University
Amir Hussain
Loyola Marymount University
Andrew March
Yale University
Kazuyo Murata
King's College London
Alexandre Caeiro
Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Jonathan A.C. Brown
University of Washington
Joel Blecher
Washington and Lee University
Kumail Rajani
University of Exeter
Livnat Holtzman
Bar-Ilan University
Samar Habib
SOAS, University of London
Abdulkader Tayob
University of Cape Town
Martin Custers
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Junaid Quadri
University of Illinois at Chicago
David Powers
Cornell University
Daniel A. Madigan
Georgetown University
Diego R. Sarrio
Pontifical Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Kristina Richardson
Queens College, City University of New York
Sophie Gilliat-Ray
Cardiff University
Abdulkader Tayob
University of Cape Town
Rachel Woodlock
Devin DeWeese
Indiana University Bloomington
Ahmet Yukleyen
University of Mississippi
Fred von der Mehden
Rice University
Andrew A. Newman
The University of Edinburgh
Kieko Obuse
Mahidol University
David Commins
Dickinson College
Alexander Thurston
Georgetown College
Amir Hussain
Loyola Marymount University
Thomas Pierret
University of Edinburgh
Janis Eshots
Latvijas Universitāte
Francis Robinson
Royal Holloway, University of London
Fred von der Mehden
Rice University
Amila Buturovic
York University
William Ochsenwald
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Vivienne S. M. Angeles
La Salle University
Ibrahim Kalin
Georgetown University
Daniel Martin Varisco
Qatar University
Christie S. Warren
The College of William and Mary
Natana DeLong-Bas
Boston College
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
Ismail Poonawala
University of California, Los Angeles
Yousef Meri
Merrimack College
Natana DeLong-Bas
Boston College
Tamara Sonn
Georgetown University
Adam Farrar
College of William & Mary
Delfina Serrano
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Hina Azam
The University of Texas at Austin
Recep Alpyağıl
İstanbul Üniversitesi
Aaron W. Hughes
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Karen Ruffle
University of Toronto
Jeffry R. Halverson
Coastal Carolina University
Frank Peters
New York University
Karen Ruffle
University of Toronto
Daniel Martin Varisco
Qatar University
Frank Peters
New York University
Yousef Meri
Merrimack College
Rumee Ahmed
University of British Columbia
Adis Duderija
University of Melbourne
Sukidi Mulyadi
Harvard University
Andrew Rippin
University of Victoria
Anna Akasoy
Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Ahmed el Shamsy
University of Chicago
Andrew March
Yale University
Farshid Kazemi
University of Edinburgh
Andrew A. Newman
The University of Edinburgh
Gurdofarid Miskinzoda
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Marcia Hermansen
Loyola University Chicago
Jonathan A.C. Brown
University of Washington
Frederick Mathewson Denny
University of Colorado Boulder
Andrew Rippin
University of Victoria
Mustafa Shah
The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Natana DeLong-Bas
Boston College
Christie S. Warren
The College of William and Mary
Adam Gaiser
Florida State University
Andrew Rippin
University of Victoria
Andrew A. Newman
The University of Edinburgh
Tehseen Thaver
Lehigh University
Daniel Peterson
Brigham Young University

Society

Malika C. Zeghal
Harvard University
Mary Elston
Harvard University
Sarra Tlili
University of Florida
Oliver Leaman
University of Kentucky
Clement M. Henry
The University of Texas at Austin
Jolie M. F. Wood
Allegheny College
Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
University of London
Abdelwahab El-Affendi
University of Westminster
SherAli Tareen
Franklin & Marshall College
Francis Robinson
Royal Holloway, University of London
Francis Robinson
Royal Holloway, University of London
Aysha Hidayatullah
University of San Francisco
Arzina Lalani
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Göran Larsson
Göteborgs universitet
Clement M. Henry
The University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer E. Lamm
The University of Texas at Austin
Rachel Scott
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Marcia Hermansen
Loyola University Chicago
John O. Voll
Georgetown University
Michael B. Bishku
Augusta University
Selma Zecevic
York University
John O. Voll
Georgetown University
Tamara Sonn
Georgetown University
Daniel Martin Varisco
Qatar University
Marcia Hermansen
Loyola University Chicago
Barbara von Schlegell
Connecticut College

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