Past Member

Bilal Orfali

Historical Studies
Field of Study
Islamic Studies, Arabic Literature
From 9/2011 – 4/2012:

Bilal Orfali’s interests in Arabic literature and Islamic studies merge in the field of Sufi poetry. His research at the Institute will track the genesis and development of early Sufi poetry by examining the early Sufi poetic motifs in light of other genres of Arabic poetry such as wine, ghazal, and panegyric poetry.

Dates at IAS
  • Historical Studies
Yale University Ph.D., 2009