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Kristian Petersen, PhD
BackgroundKristian Petersen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. His research and teaching interests include Theory and Methodology in the Academic Study of Religion, Critical Islamic Thought, Muslims in the West, Literary and Institutional Sufism, Chinese Religions, Human Rights, Media Studies, and Comparative Religions. He specializes on the development of Islam in China and Sino-Islamic intellectual history.
His publications can be found in Modern Asian Studies, Journal of Sufi Studies, Philosophy East and West, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, and Oxford Islamic Studies Online. He is currently working on two book projects. The Great Transformation: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Islamic Intellectual Tradition of China; and The Treasure of the Heavenly Scripture: Translating the Qur’an in China (Oxford University Press).
As the host of the New Books in Religion (http://newbooksinreligion.com) and New Books in Islamic Studies (http://newbooksinislamicstudies.com) podcasts he discusses exciting scholarship with authors of new books.
He is Assistant Director of MRB Radio at Marginalia Review of Books (http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org) where he hosts a podcast called Directions in the Study of Religion.
You can keep up with him on Twitter @BabaKristian or at his personal website http://DrKristianPetersen.com
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