Tanvir Ahmed, PhD

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From 04/2021 - 04/2023 Tanvir Ahmed joined the START Nomansland project team


Tanvir Ahmed (he/him) holds a BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University (2014), an MA in Religious Studies from Stanford University (2016), and a PhD in Religious Studies from Brown University (2021). Since 2021, he has been working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Iranian Studies, attached to the NoMansLand project. His current book project explores the political theologies of nonelite Muslim rebels in historical Central Asia and the Middle East, as well as the processes by which such rebels' acts were inscribed in diverse genres. He is interested in questions of religion and sociopolitical engagement; historiography and philosophy of history; religious biography; and social imaginaries, particularly among historically marginalized communities.

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