Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Specializes in Islamic studies


OFFICE HOURS: On sabbatical for 2016-2017 academic year.

Brett Wilson is a specialist in Islamic studies and modern Middle Eastern history with a focus on Turkey and the late Ottoman Empire. 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).
Dr. Wilson completed his MA and PhD at Duke University in Durham, NC (USA). He joined the Macalester faculty in 2009.

  CV and Papers available at Personal Webpage:
  Selected Publications

Translating the Qur'an in an Age of Nationalism: Print Culture and Modern Islam in Turkey (Oxford University Press, 2014).

“The Optional Ramadan Fast: The Debate over Q. 2:184 in the Early Turkish Republic,” in The Meaning   of the Word:  Lexicology and TafsÄ«r. Ed. Stephen Burge (Oxford University Press: Forthcoming 2015).

 "The First Translations of the Qur'an in Modern Turkey (1924-1938),"
  International Journal of Middle East Studies, volume 41, issue 03, pp. 419-435.
  (Copyright held by Cambridge University Press)

  “The Failure of Nomenclature: The Concept of “Orthodoxy” in the Study of Islam.” Comparative
  Islamic Studies, 3 no. 2 (2007), 169-194.

  "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).