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We are pleased to announce that Gregory Lipton will be teaching in the Religious Studies Department 2014-15.  Please join the department in welcoming him to Macalester.

Gregory A. Lipton specializes in Islamic studies and the study of mysticism. His current research focuses on how medieval formations of Islamic mysticism have been re-imagined through the discursive prism of Western modernity. His dissertation, "Making Islam Fit: Ibn 'Arabi and the Idea of Sufism in the West," was completed at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 2013.


"Secular Sufism: Neoliberalism, Ethnoracism, and the Reformation of the Muslim Other." The Muslim World 101 (2011): 427 - 440.

"Muḥibb Allāh Ilāhābādī's Taswiya Contextualized." In Muslim Cultures in the  Indo-Iranian World during the Early-Modern and Modern Periods. Edited by Denis Hermann and Fabrizio Speziale, pp. 475-97. Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 2010.

"The Equivalence" (Al-Taswiya) of Muhibb Allah Ilahabadi: Avicennan Neoplatonism and the School of Ibn 'Arabi in South Asia. Saarbruecken: VDM Verlag, 2009.

"Muḥibb Allāh Ilāhābādī: South Asian Heir to Ibn ʿArabī." Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn ʿArabi Society 45 (2009): 89-119.

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