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Daniel J. Sheffield joins Comparative Religion Program

July 4, 2015

Daniel SheffieldWelcome to DANIEL J. SHEFFIELD (PhD Harvard (2012) who joins the Comparative Religion Program this fall. Dan will be Assistant Professor in the History Department with a specialty in Medieval and Early Modern Islam, Religion in Iran and South Asia, Zoroastrianism, occultism and esotericism, philology, translation theory, secularism. Before coming to the UW, Dan taught at Princeton focusing on religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, and Islam. Themes in the religious history of the Near East, ranging from the development of monotheism to the miraculous inimitability (iʻjāz) of the Qurʼānic text to colonial attempts at scriptural translation and religion-making are examined.

Comparative Religion Staff