Shahzad Bashir

Dr. Shahzad Bashir

Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities, Brown University.

Professor of Religious Studies and History, Brown University.


Some recent publications

Sufi Bodies: Religion and Society in Medieval Islam. Columbia University Press.

Fazlallah Astarabadi and the Hurufis. Oneworld Academic.

Messianic Hopes and Mystical Visions: The Nurbakhshiya Between Medieval and Modern Islam. University of South Carolina Press.

Texts to download

“The Living Dead of Tabriz: Explorations in Chronotopic Imagination”. History of Religions, Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 169-192.

“Everlasting Doubt: Uncertainty in Islamic Representations of the Past”. Archiv für Religionsgeschichte, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 25-44.

“Timely Disguises: Fantasizing Civility on the Frontier Between India and Europe”, in S. Akbar Hyder & M. Bhagavan, eds. Hidden Histories: Religion and Reform in South Asia. Primus Books, pp. 49-67.

“Naqshband’s Lives: Sufi Hagiography between Manuscripts and Genre”, in D. DeWeese & J.-A. Gross, eds. Sufism in Central Asia: New Perspectives on Sufi Traditions, 15th to 21st Centuries. Brill, pp. 75-97.

“Eurocentrism, Islam, and the Intellectual Politics of Civilizational Framing”. InterDisciplines: Journal of History and Sociology, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 21-39.

“The Intertwining of History and Heritage in Islamic Contexts”, in T. Rico, ed. The Making of Islamic Heritage: Muslim Pasts and Heritage Presents. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 13-21.

“Islam and the Politics of Temporality: The Case of ISIS”, in A. Hom et al. Time, Temporality and Global Politics. E-IR Edited Collections, pp. 134-149.

“A Perso-Islamic Universal Chronicle in Its Historical Context: Ghiyas al-Din Khwandamir’s Habib al-siyar”, in J. Rüpke, S. Rau & B.-C. Otto, ed. Historiography and Religion. Walter de Gruyter, pp. 207-223.