Brett Wilson

Contact information

Building: 
Nador u. 11
Room: 
311

Brett Wilson's research focuses on religion, modernism, and nationalism in Turkey and the late Ottoman Empire. His research interests include print history, cultural history, Sufism, Alevi-Bektashi studies, translation, and intellectual life in the Muslim world. He is the author of Translating the Qur’an in an Age of Nationalism: Print Culture and Modern Islam in Turkey (Oxford University Press, 2014). 

Academic Employment

Associate Professor, Central European University, Department of History 2016-

Associate Professor (tenured), Macalester College, Department of Religious Studies 2015-

Assistant Professor, Macalester College, Department of Religious Studies 2009-15

Publications

Books
Wilson, M. Brett. Translating the Qur’an in an Age of Nationalism: Print Culture and Modern Islam in Turkey (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Articles and Book Chapters

Wilson, M. Brett. "The Twilight of Ottoman Sufism: Antiquity, Immorality, and Nation in Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu’s Nur Baba," International Journal of Middle East Studies 49 (2017), pp. 233-253.

Wilson, M. Brett. “Mehmet Akif Ersoy ve Kur’an’a Erişim [Mehmet Akif Ersoy and Access to the
Qur’an],” trans. Sema Üstün, in Direnen Meali, ed. Recep Şentürk (Mahya, 2016), pp. 39-46.

Wilson, M. Brett. “Translations of the Qur’an: Islamicate Languages,” in The Oxford Handbook of Qur’anic Studies, ed. M.A. Haleem and Mustafa Shah, vol. 4 (Oxford University Press, Forthcoming, 2018).

Wilson, M. Brett. “Ritual and Rhyme: Alevi-Bektashi Interpretations and Translations of the Qur'an (1953-2007),” Journal of Qur'anic Studies 17:3 (2015), pp. 75-99.

Wilson, M. Brett. “The Optional Ramadan Fast: The Debate over Q. 2:184 in the Early Turkish Republic,” in The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Tafsīr. Ed. Stephen Burge (Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 351-371.

Wilson, M. Brett. “The Failure of Nomenclature: The Concept of ‘Orthodoxy’ in the Study of Islam,” in Orthodoxy and Heresy in Islam: Critical Concepts in Islam. Ed. Maria Isabel Fierro (Oxon: Routledge, 2013), pp. 153-176.

Wilson, M. Brett. “The First Translations of the Qur'an in Modern Turkey (1924-1938),” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 41 no. 3 (2009), pp. 419-435.

Wilson, M. Brett. “The Failure of Nomenclature: The Concept of ‘Orthodoxy’ in the Study of Islam,” Comparative Islamic Studies, 3 no. 2 (2007[2009]), pp. 169-194.

Wilson, M. Brett. “Women, Gender, and Women's Religious Education: Turkey” in Encyclopedia Of Women & Islamic Cultures, Volume IV: Economics, Education, Mobility and Space, ed. Suad Joseph (Leiden: Brill, 2006), pp. 9-10.

Courses Taught in the previous years

  • From Atatürk to Erdoğan: Political History of Modern Turkey
  • Historiography II: Grand Debates in Mediterranean History (together with Volker Menze)\
  • Religion and Society in Turkey

Qualification

PhD, Religious Studies, Duke University
MA, Religious Studies, Duke University

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