Bernard Haykel, Princeton University

Professor Princeton, New Jersey haykel@princeton.edu Office: (609) 258-2176

Bio/Research

My research is concerned with the political and social tensions that arise from questions about religious identity and authority. I was educated at the University of Oxford where I received my doctorate in 1998 in Oriental Studies with an emphasis on Islam and history. Much of my teaching and res...

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Bio/Research

My research is concerned with the political and social tensions that arise from questions about religious identity and authority. I was educated at the University of Oxford where I received my doctorate in 1998 in Oriental Studies with an emphasis on Islam and history. Much of my teaching and research lies at the juncture of the intellectual, political, and social history of the Middle East with particular emphasis on the countries of the Arabian Peninsula. I also have a side interest in the effects of energy resources and rents on politics and society. An essential part of my work concerns the reception of reformist ideas at present and analysis of the Salafi heritage in contemporary debates among Sunnis as well as the Zaydi heritage among Shi`is. Another concern pertains to the history and politics of the countries of the Arabian Peninsula, and Saudi Arabia in particular.

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