Mushegh Asatryan, PhDPhD Islamic Studies Yale University
MA Medieval Studies Central European University
Areas of Research
My research expertise is in the field of the religious, social, and intellectual history of the pre-modern Arabic- and Persian-speaking Muslim Middle East. Broadly speaking, I am interested in the interrelations between religion, culture, and society. I also study the production and circulation of texts, examining what they tell us about their authors and readers. Finally, I am interested in the history of the discipline of Religious Studies in general, and Islamic Studies in particular, as practiced in Euro-American academia in the last two centuries.
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I am looking for a student who is interested in the religious, social, or intellectual history of the Muslim Middle East. A reading ability of Arabic, Persian, or Turkish would a great plus. I can supervise MA theses on Islam, sectarianism, intellectual trends in the Muslim world, and the connections between religion, political ideology, and culture in the Muslim world.
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