Past Member

Murad Idris

Social Science
Field of Study
Political Theory
From 9/2018 – 6/2019:

Murad Idris will be writing a book on constructions of Islam in language across political theory and popular discourse. The project explores the genealogies of claims such as “Islam means submission,” “Islam is peace,” and “Islam needs a Luther,” appeals to the etymology of the word islām, and the political imaginations that make Islam into a subject.

Dates at IAS
  • Social Science
University of Pennsylvania Ph.D., 2012
University of Virginia 2015 Assistant Professor
Columbia University 2014–2015 Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities
Cornell University 2012–2014 Mellon Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow