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People: Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty

Devin DeWeeseDevin DeWeese

  • Professor, Deparment of Central Eurasian Studies
  • Adjunct Professor, Religious Studies
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures


  • PhD, Indiana University, 1985

Research Interests

  • Islamic Central Asia
  • Soviet Central Asia
  • Sufism
  • Islamization
  • Religions and Inner Asia
  • Islamic hagiography

Contact Information

Office: School of Global & International Studies 3030
Phone: (812) 855-2298

Courses Recently Taught

  • Islam in the Soviet Union and Successor States
  • Religion and Power in Islamic Central Asia
  • Islamic Hagiography of Central Asia

Publication Highlights

  • "Islamization and Native Religion in the Golden Horde: Baba Tükles and Conversion to Islam in Historical and Epic Tradition." (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1994 Series "Hermeneutics: Studies in the History of Religions"), 638 pp.
  • "Khojagani Origins and the Critique of Sufism: The Rehtoric of Communal Uniqueness in the Manaqib of Khoja 'Ali 'Azizan Ramitani," in Islamic Mysticism Contested: Thirteen Centuries of Controversies and Polemics, ed. Frederick De Jong and Bernd Radtke (Leiden: E.J. Brell, 1999) 492-519
  • "The Masha'ikh-i Turk and the Khojagan: Rethinking the Links between the Uasavi and Naqshbandi Sufi Traditions," Journal of Islamic Studies (Oxford), 7/2 (July 1996), 180-207
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