• Islamic City

    Explorations in political, religious, economic, cultural and social life of the three great Islamic empires of the pre-modern era, the Ottomans, the Safavids, and the Mughals, through their cities. Co-taught with research librarian James Sponsel and Brian Little from Technology & Innovation.

  • Islamic Ethics

    An overview of Islamic ethical life and lived practice within the Islamic religious and intellectual tradition. We survey various ‘modes’ of Islamic ethical thought and practice, including the Qur’an, imitation of the Prophet’s example, Sharia law, and others.

  • Lecture on Rumi for Humanities Program

    Spring 2018 Lecture for the Davidson College Humanities Program: “Whence comes, then, this song of the Friend: Encountering Rumi and his interpreters”

  • Religious Studies

    The map of Religious Studies courses that I have taught (in green) and those in the making (the white ones).

  • Windows Into the House of Islamic Civilization

    The map of Islamic Studies courses that I have taught (in green) and those in the making (the white ones).

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