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Wendell Marsh

Postdoctoral Fellow via Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Ph.D. Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University, 2018
Curriculum Vitae


Geographic Field(s):  Modern European History: France and Global Francophonie; African History

Thematic Field(s):  African Diaspora and African American History; Religious History

Principal Research Interest(s):  Islam in Africa, African Intellectual History, Written Culture


Wendell Marsh is Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University-Newark and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Buffet Institute for Global Studies. He conducts research and teaches on the encounter of Islam and the African world as mediated in Arabic and vernacular texts. Overall, his work seeks to historicize the formation of an African Islamic modernity that has emerged from the negotiation of local and global traditions of Islam in the wake of slavery and colonialism.

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