Prof. Marcia K. HermansenProfessor and Director of Islamic World Studies

    Research Profile

    Islamic Studies, Islamic Mysticism, Classical and Contemporary Islamic Thought, Global Islam, Islam in South Asia, Muslims in America, Women’s Studies and Gender Studies, Comparative Theology/Theologies of Religious Pluralism

    Teaching Profile

    World Religions; The South Asian Muslim Experience; Islamic Spirituality; Contemporary Islamic Thought and Movements

    Selected Publications

    Shah Wali Allah of Delhi’s Hujjat Allah al-Baligha (The Conclusive Argument from God).  E. J. Brill, 1996. Pakistani edition Islamabad: Islamic Research Institute 2003.

    “What’s American about American Sufi Movements?” in: D. Westerlund (ed.): Sufism in Europe and North America, Routledge, 2004, 36-62.

    “Dimensions of Islamic Religious Healing in America,” in: S. Sered/L. L. Barnes (ed.s): Religion and Healing in America. Oxford, 2004, 407-422.

    “The Evolution of American Muslim responses to 9/11,” in: R. Geaves (ed.): Religious Responses to 9/11. Ashgate, 2004, 77-96.

    “The ‘other’ Shadhilis of the West,” in: E. Geoffroy: The Shadhiliyya. Paris: Maisonneuve et Larose, 2005, 481-499.

    “Keeping the Faith: Convert Muslim Mothers in America and the Transmission of Islamic Identity,” in: K. van Nieuwkerk (ed.): Women Embracing Islam: Gender and Conversion in the West. University of Texas Press, 2006, 250-276.

    “Western Sufis and Sufi Literatures in the West,” in: J. Hinnells/J. Malik (ed.s): Sufism in the West. Routledge, 2006, 28-48.

    “Islamic Eschatology,” in: T. J. Winter (ed.): Cambridge Companion to Islamic Theology. Cambridge, 2008, 308-324.

    “Global Sufism: Theirs and Ours,” in: R. Geaves/M. Dressler (ed.s): Sufis in Western Society: Global Networking and Locality. Routledge, 2009, 26-45.

    “Conversion to Islam: Historical and Theological Perspectives,” in: L. Rambo/Ch. Farhadian (ed.s): The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion, Oxford, 2010.



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