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Hagiographies, Shrines, and Sufi 'Orders'

Thursday, February 17, 2011
12:00 AM
International Institute, Room 1644School of Social Work Building1080 S. UniversityAnn Arbor, MI 48109

Professor Devin DeWeese, from the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington will visiting the Islamic Studies program and the Interdisciplinary Seminar for Islamic Studies.

Prof DeWeese is the winner of the 1995 Albert Hourani Book Award and the 1995 Best First BOok in the History of Religions from the American Academy of Religion.  He has made numerous contributions to the study of Central Asian history focusing largely on the political, social and communal dimensions of Sufism and Islam in Central Asia.  He was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 and was named in 2006 a Carnegie Scholar.