Nile Green

Nile Green brings global history into conversation with Islamic history. He holds the Ibn Khaldun Endowed Chair in World History at UCLA, where he also served as founding director of the UCLA Program on Central Asia. He has researched and traveled in around 20 Muslim countries, including Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen. His many books include Terrains of Exchange: Religious Economies of Global Islam and The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen’s London. He is currently a Guggenheim Fellow.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Mystics and Interlopers

"How effective are Islamic states at satisfying the religious needs of their citizens?" Nile Green on "The Iranian Metaphysicals."...


Lost Voices from the Indian Ocean

Nile Green on Francis R. Bradley's "Forging Islamic Power and Place:The Legacy of Shaykh Daud bin ’Abd Allah al-Fatani in Mecca and Southeast Asia."...


Islam’s Forgotten Booklovers

Nile Green on the literary, critical, avant-garde, and unorthodox voices that have always been part of Muslim societies....


From Tehrangeles to Kashmir

For most residents of Southern California, the large Persian community in Westwood's "Tehrangeles" is just another example of US immigration history....


Winding Between Myth and Politics: The Silk Road

Historian Nile Green talks the delusions of romance, global capitalism, and the Silk Road in Valerie Hansen’s The Silk Road: A New History and James A. Millward’s The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction....

Winding Between Myth and Politics: The Silk Road
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