Social & Cultural Anthropology, Other Branches Eastern Europe including Russia East Asia South Asia Central and Inner Asia Caucasus
About this Fellow
The history of the Islamic world; the formation & development of traditional Islamic thought, & its implications in the modern world; Islamic thought, & its implications in the modern world; Islamic history in comparative perspective.
- Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
History, African Languages and Literature, Social History in Africa, Economic History in Africa, History of Medicine in Africa.
I am an anthropologist with a particular interest in popular culture, religion, and the verbal arts, both oral and written. Most of my research has been in the Yoruba-speaking area of Nigeria, and I am currently working on early Yoruba print culture.