Safi, Omid

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SAFI, Omid


U.S. citizen; married; children: one son. Education: Duke University, B.A. (religion), M.A. (history of religion), Ph.D. (Islamic studies), 2000.


Office—Department of Philosophy and Religion, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346. E-mail—[email protected].


Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, assistant professor of Islamic studies, 1999—. Affiliated with Pluralism Project, Harvard University.


American Academy of Religion (cochair of steering committee for the study of Islam), Middle East Studies Association.


American Research Center in Egypt grant, 2995; Colgate Faculty Development Council and Research Council grants, both 2000.


Bargaining with Baraka: Persian Sufis, "Mysticism," and Pre-Modern Politics, Muslim World, 2000.

(Editor and contributor) Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism, OneWorld (Oxford, England), 2003.

Contributor of articles, reviews, and translations to periodicals, including Journal of Scriptural Reading, Religious Studies News, Muslim World, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Islamic Studies, and Journal of Muhyiddin ibn Arabi Society. Contributor to books, including Taking Back Islam: American Muslims Reclaim Their Faith, edited by Michael Wolfe, Rodale Press, 2002.


Translating The Tamhidat of Ayn al-Quzat al-Hamadani: Preparations for the Path of Love, for Paulist Press, 2004; a monograph on Ayn al-Quzat Hamadani's Sufi vision; a monograph on intellectual life in Saljuq Iran; research on Islamic mysticism, Persian literature, and Iranian history.