History

Chad Lingwood -  Office #D-1-122 MAK, (616) 331-8697, lingwoch@gvsu.edu

Assistant Professor of History

Fields: Middle East, Islamic Civilization, Iran, Persian Literature

Degrees: Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2009

Professor Lingwood teaches courses on Islamic civilization, Islamic imperial history, and modern Iran. His approach to classroom instruction emphasizes student analysis of primary source materials, which, in turn, facilitates interactive lectures and student-driven discussions. Professor Lingwood’s research explores the intersection of politics and religion, specifically Islamic mysticism (Sufism), in late-medieval and early-modern Iran, especially as it is reflected in classical Persian literature. His most recent publications include:

Book-length monograph:

Politics, Poetry, and Sufism in Medieval Iran: New Perspectives on Jami’s Salaman va Absal. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

“‘The Qebla of Jami is None Other Than Tabriz’: ‘Abd al-Rahman Jami and Naqshbandi Sufism at the Aq Qoyunlu Royal Court,” Journal of Persianate Studies 4, no. 2 (2011): 233-45.

“Jami’s Salaman va Absal: Political Statements and Mystical Advice Addressed to the Aq Qoyunlu Court of Sultan Ya‘qub (d. 896/1490),” Iranian Studies 44, no. 2 (2011): 175-91.

 

 

 

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