Graduate Studies - History of Islam
Updated September 2019
Vanderbilt University trains graduate students in all periods of Islam's history, from its origins in late antiquity to modernity, and in various regional settings.
Our faculty works in multiple fields, including law, business, religion, imperialism, and nationalism. They have written on topics as diverse as early Islamic death rituals; politics and society in al-Andalus; Jewish-Muslim trade in the medieval Mediterranean; the political, religious and economic landscape of early modern Gujarat; Jewish identity in the Ottoman Empire; Islam in the modern Balkans; Nigerian responses to colonialism; and the rise of ISIS.
Julia Philips Cohen (History/Jewish Studies)
Emily Greble (History/German, Russian & East European Studies)
Leor Halevi (History/Law)
Moses Ochonu (History)
Samira Sheikh (History)
David Wasserstein (History/Jewish Studies/Program in Classical & Mediterranean Studies)
Current Graduate Students
Mohammed Allehbi late Abbasid history; medieval Islamic history
Shounak Ghosh early modern South Asia
Ivana Lazaroska Modern Europe
Taryn Marashi Abbasid history; medieval Islamic history
Dipanjan Mazumder early modern South Asia
William Murrell (2018) "Dragomans and Crusaders: the Role of Translators and Translation in the Eastern Mediterranean."
Ashish Koul (2017) "Making New Muslim Arains: Reform, Law and Politics in Colonial Punjab, 1890's-1940s."