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School of Government & International Affairs

Staff

Dr Colin Turner

Reader in Islamic Thought in the School of Government and International Affairs

(email at c.p.turner@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Reader in Islamic Thought
BA (Hons.,First Class) in Oriental Studies (Arabic, Persian, Islamic Studies and anthropology), Durham University,1982.
PhD in Islamic Studies, Durham University, 1989.

Dr Turner was born in Birmingham but has lived in Durham since 1979. He joined Durham University in 1995.

Research Interests

  • Political philosophy of the Muslim-majority world
  • The history of Muslim political thought
  • Contemporary Islamist movements
  • Political Theology
  • Anthropology of religion
  • Islamic theology and philosophy
  • Shi'ite History
  • The works of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

Journal Article

Supervises