Professor Bernard Haykel

BERNARD HAYKEL is professor of Near Eastern Studies and the director of the Transregional Institute for the Study of the Middle East and North Africa at Princeton University.  He was formerly associate professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern history at New York University.  Haykel's primary research interests center on Islamic political movements and legal thought. Currently, he studies the history and politics of the Arabian Peninsula and Islamism.  He has published extensively on the Salafi movement in both its pre-modern and modern manifestations.  Haykel’s next book is on the religious politics of Saudi Arabia since the 1950s and will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.  He is also the author of Revival and Reform in Islam: The Legacy of Muhammad al-Shawkani, (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

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