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Juan R. Cole <email@example.com>
Dept. of History, University of Michigan
University of Michigan
1029 Tisch Hall
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1003
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|Interests:||Asian History / Studies
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Religious Studies and Theology
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Editor, International Journal of Middle East Studies,
Professor of History, University of Michigan, 1995-
Director, Center for Middle Eastern and N. African
Associate Professor of History, University of
Assistant Professor of History, University of Michigan,
Journalist/Translator, Arabic-English, Monday Morning
Co., Beirut, 1978-79
*Books, Monographs, Translations
Sacred Space and Holy War: The Politics, Culture and
History of Shi`ite Islam (London: I.B. Tauris, 2002).
Nationalism and the Colonial Legacy in the Middle East
and Central Asia. Co-edited with Deniz Kandiyoti.
Special Issue of The International Journal of Middle
East Studies Vol. 34, no. 2 (May 2002), pp. 187-424.
Broken Wings [al-Ajnihah al-Mutakassarah] of Kahlil
Gibran [first Arabic novel, translated from the
Arabic]. Ashland, Or.: White Cloud Press, 1998.
Modernity and the Millennium: The Genesis of the Baha'i
Faith in the Nineteenth Century Middle East. New
York: Columbia Univ. Press. 1998.
The Vision [ar-Ru'ya] of Kahlil Gibran [prose poems
translated from the Arabic]. Santa Cruz: White
Cloud Press, 1994.
Spirit Brides [`Ara'is al-muruj] of Kahlil Gibran
[translated from the Arabic]. Santa Cruz: White
Cloud Press, 1993.
Colonialism and Revolution in the Middle East: Social
and Cultural Origins of Egypt's `Urabi Movement.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.
Comparing Muslim Societies. [Edited.] (Comparative
Studies in Society and History series.) Ann Arbor:
University of Michigan Press, 1992.
Roots of North Indian Shi`ism in Iran and Iraq: Religion
and State in Awadh, 1722-1859. Berkeley and Los
Angeles: University of California Press, 1988; New
Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Shi`ism and Social Protest. [Edited, with Nikki
Keddie]. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.
Letters and Essays 1886-1913 [Rasa'il va Raqa'im] of
Mirza Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani [tr. from Arabic and
Persian]. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1985.
From Iran East and West: Studies in Babi and Baha'i
History, vol. 2 [Edited, with Moojan Momen, and
contrib.] "Baha'u'llah and the Naqshbandi Sufis in
Iraq, 1854-1856." Los Angeles: Kalimat Press,
Miracles and Metaphors [Ad-Durar al-bahiyyah] of Mirza
Abu'l-Fadl Gulpaygani [tr. from the Arabic and
annotated]. Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1982.
Articles and Essays:
"Iranian Culture and South Asia, 1500-1900," in N. Keddie and R. Matthee, eds., Iran and the Surrounding World: Interactions in Culture and Cultural Politics (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002).
"Printing and Urban Islam in the Mediterannean World, 1890-1920," in Leila Tarazi Fawaz and C. A. Bayly, eds., Modernity and Culture from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002), pp. 344-364.
"Fundamentalism in the Contemporary U.S. Baha'i Community." Religious Studies Review, Vol. 43, no. 3 (March, 2002):195-217.
"Shaikh al-Ra'is and Sultan Abdülhamid II: The Iranian Dimension of Pan-Islam," in Israel Gershoni, Hakan Erdem, Ursula Wokoeck, Histories of the Modern Middle East: New Directions (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002), pp. 167-185.
"Millennialism in Modern Iranian History," in Abbas Amanat and Magnus Bernhardsson, eds. Imagining the End: Visions of Apocalypse from the Ancient Middle East to Modern America (London: I.B. Tauris, 2002), pp. 282-311.
“Individualism and the Spiritual Path in Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa’i,” in Lynda Clarke, ed., Shi`ite Heritage: Essays on Classical and Modern Traditions (Binghamton, N.Y.: Global Publications/SUNY Binghamton, 2001):345-358.
“Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i on the Sources of Religious Authority,” in Linda Walbridge, ed., The Source for Emulation in Shi`ite Islam, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001): 82-93.
“Casting Away the Self: The Mysticism of Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa’i,” in Rainer Brunner and Werner Ende, eds., The Twelver Shi`a in Modern Times (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2001), pp. 25-37.
“New Perspectives on Sayyid Jamal al-Din al-Afghani in Egypt,” in Rudi Matthee and Beth Baron, eds., Iran and Beyond: Essays in Middle Eastern History in Honor of Nikki R. Keddie (Costa Mesa, Ca.: Mazda Publishers Inc., 2000), pp. 13-34.
“Race, Immorality and Money in the American Baha'i Community: Impeaching the Los Angeles Spiritual Assembly.” Religion 30, no. 2 (2000):109-125, 141-147.
“The Indian Subcontinent,” Iranian Studies, vol. 31, numbers 3-4 (Summer/Fall 1998 ), 583-593.
"Religious Dissidence and Urban Leadership: Baha'is in Qajar Shiraz and Tehran." Iran: Journal of the British Institute for Persian Studies 37 (1999): 123-142. "Autobiography and Silence: The Early Career of Shaykh al-Ra'is Qajar," in Johann Christoph Bürgel and Isabel Schayani, eds., Iran im 19. Jarhundert und die Entstehung der Baha'i-Religion (Zürich: Georg Olms Verlag, 1998), pp. 91-126. "The Baha'i Faith in America as Panopticon, 1963-1997." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, vol. 37, no. 2 (June 1998). "Shi`ite Noblewomen and Religious Innovation in Awadh," in Violette Graf, ed., Lucknow through the Ages. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997). "Behold the Man: Baha'u'llah on the Life of Jesus." Journal of the American Academy of Religion, vol. 65, no. 1 (1997):47-71. "Baha'u'llah and Liberation Theology," in Jack McLean, ed. Revisioning The Sacred. (Los Angeles: Kalimat Press, 1997), pp. 79-98. "Marking Boundaries, Marking Time: The Iranian Past and the Construction of the Self by Qajar Thinkers," Iranian Studies 29, nos. 1-2 (Winter/Spring 1996 ):35-56. "Sacred Space and Holy War in India," in Khalid Masud, Brinkley Messick and David Powers, eds., Fatwa: Muftis and Interpretation in Muslim Societies, (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1996), pp. 173-183. "Mirror of the World: Iranian `Orientalism' and Early 19th-Century India." Critique: Journal of Critical Studies of Iran and the Middle East (Spring 1996) pp. 41-60. "Colonialism and Censorship," in Roger Long, ed. The Man on the Spot (London: Greenwood Publishing, 1995), pp. 45-62. "Power, Knowledge and Orientalism," [Feature Review Article], Diplomatic History 19, no. 3 (Summer 1995):507-513. "Gender, Tradition and History," in Fatma Müge Gocek et al., eds., Reconstructing Gender in the Middle East (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995), pp. 26-31. "The World as Text: Cosmologies of Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsa'i," Studia Islamica 80 (1994):1-23. "`I am All the Prophets': The Poetics of Pluralism in Baha'i Texts," Poetics Today 14, no. 3 (Fall 1993):123-141. "Invisible Occidentalism: 18th-Century Indo-Persian Constructions of the West," Iranian Studies, 25, nos. 3-4 (1992 ): 3-16. "Iranian Millenarianism and Democratic Thought in the Nineteenth Century." International Journal of Middle East Studies 24, no. 1 (February 1992):1-26. "Ideology, Ethics and Philosophical Discourse in Eighteenth Century Iran." Iranian Studies 22, no. 1 (1989 ):7-34. "The Baha'is of Iran." History Today 40 (March 1990):24-29. "Of Crowds and Empires: Afro-Asian Riots and European Expansion, 1857-1882." Comparative Studies in Society and History 31, 1 (1989):106-133. "Rival Empires of Trade and Imami Shi`ism in Eastern Arabia 1300- 1800." International Journal of Middle East Studies 19, 2 (1987):177-204. "Mafia, Mob and Shi`ism in Iraq: The Rebellion of Ottoman Karbala 1824-1843." [w/ Moojan Momen.] Past and Present 112 (August 1986):112-43. "`Indian Money' and the Shi`i Shrine Cities of Iraq 1786-1850," Middle Eastern Studies 22, 4 (1986):461-80. Persian tr. as "Pul-i Hindi va `atabat," Chishmandaz (Paris) no. 5 & 6 (Autumn 1988 and Winter 1989). "Shi'i Clerics in Iraq and Iran 1722-1780: The Akhbari-Usuli Controversy Reconsidered." Iranian Studies 18, 1 (1985):3-34. "Rashid Rida on the Baha'i Faith: A Utilitarian Theory of the Spread of Religions." Arab Studies Quarterly 5 (1983):276-91. "Imami Jurisprudence and the Role of the Ulama." Religion and Politics in Iran. N. Keddie, ed. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983, 33-46. "Feminism, Class and Islam in Turn-of-the-Century Egypt." International Journal of Middle East Studies 13 (1981):387-407. "Rifa`a al-Tahtawi and the Revival of Practical Philosophy." The Muslim World 70 (1980):29-46.
Courses Taught: Collegiate Course 251, Literature and Colonialism; History 241, War and Society in the Modern Middle East; History 334, Topics in the Modern Middle East; History 397, The Arab-Israeli Conflict; History 443, Modern Near East History; History 456, Mughal India; History 542, Modern Iran and the Gulf States; MENAS 491, Proseminar on the Arab World; History 664, Studies on the Modern Middle East; History 749, Seminar on Modern Middle East; History 793, Study of the Near East.
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