Aaron Spevack Assistant Professor of Religion

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Aaron Spevack

Assistant Professor of Religion
Religion, 309B Lawrence Hall
p 315-228-6384

Degree

BA, Harvard University; PhD, Boston University

Teaching Experience

Assistant professor at Loyola University New Orleans, 2010-2012; Harvard Summer School, 2011-2012; Hamilton College visiting assistant professor, 2008-2010

Teaching Specialties

Islamic studies—law, theology, philosophy, Sufism, history, and culture

Professional Experience

Freelance musician

Interests

Islamic intellectual history (law, theology, Sufism, logic), Islam in America, Islam in China, Islam and music, 13th to 19th-century legal and theological commentary traditions

Publications

  • Ghazali on the Principles of Islamic Spirituality, Skylight Paths, 2011
  • Apples and Oranges: The Logic of the Early and Later Logicians, Brill, 2010
  • Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti, Harrasowitz, 2009
  • Al-Bujuri, Brill, 2009

Dissertation

“The Archetypal Sunni Scholar: Law, Theology, and Mysticism in the Synthesis of al-Bajuri”

Distinctions

  • Mellon Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2008-2010
  • Visiting researcher, Harvard Islamic Legal Studies Program, summers of 2008 and 2010