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Mona Hassan, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and History and International Comparative Studies and Graduate Program in Religion and Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

Mona Hassan

Mona Hassan is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies & History at Duke University in the departments of History and Religious Studies and the program of International Comparative Studies.  She obtained her Ph.D. from Princeton University and specializes in global Islamic history.  Dr. Hassan’s research and publications analyze the intersections of religion, culture, gender, and politics.  Her first book Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History (Princeton University Press, 2017) received the American Academy of Religion's 2017 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of Historical Studies.  It examines Muslim engagement with the notion of an Islamic caliphate following its loss in the thirteenth and twentieth centuries and explores how poignant memories of the lost caliphate have percolated through Muslim culture, law, and politics across Afro-Eurasia.  She has also researched and published on the shifting contours of women’s Islamic legal scholarship from the emergence of the Muslim community in the seventh century to the secular interventions of modern nation-states in the present. Some of her articles in this vein reinterpret how the history of Turkish secularism continues to affect the spatial mapping and contestation of gendered religious domains in the modern Republic of Turkey.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  118 Gray Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3531
Email Address: send me a message

Education:

Ph.D.Princeton University2009
Specialties:

African, Middle East and Asia
Cultural Memory
Islam
Gender & Islam
Religion
Gender Studies
Cultural History
Transnational Studies
Gender
Culture
Global and Comparative
Global Transnational History
Comparative Colonial Studies
Medieval and Early Modern History
Politics, Public Life and Governance

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

    Recent Publications   (More Publications)

    1. Hassan, M, Poetic Memories of the Prophet’s Family: Ibn Ḥajar al-ʿAsqalānī’s Panegyrics for the ʿAbbasid Sultan-Caliph of Cairo al-Mustaʿīn, Journal of Islamic Studies, vol. 29 no. 1 (January, 2018), pp. 1-24, Oxford University Press (OUP)  [abs]
    2. Hassan, M, Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History (2017), pp. 408 pages, Princeton University Press, ISBN 9780691166780 [html]  [abs]
    3. Hassan, M, Relations, Narrations, and Judgments: The Scholarly Networks and Contributions of an Early Female Muslim Jurist, Islamic Law and Society, vol. 22 no. 4 (2015), pp. 323-351, ISSN 1568-5195 [15685195-00224p01]  [abs]
    4. Hassan, M, Reshaping Religious Authority in Contemporary Turkey: State-Sponsored Female Preacher, in Women, Leadership and Mosques: Changes in Contemporary Islamic Authority, edited by Bano, M; Kalmbach, H (2012), pp. 85-103, BRILL [women-leadership-and-mosques]  [abs]
    5. Hassan, M, WOMEN PREACHING FOR THE SECULAR STATE: OFFICIAL FEMALE PREACHERS (BAYAN VAIZLER) IN CONTEMPORARY TURKEY, International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 43 no. 03 (August 2011), pp. 451-473, Cambridge University Press (CUP), ISSN 0020-7438 [repo_A83N5wuI], [doi]  [abs]


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