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William Sherman

William Sherman

William Sherman

Islam in Asia Network Coordinator

About

Will Sherman is a graduate student from Colorado working in the Department of Religious Studies. He is currently writing a dissertation that explores a 16th-17th century messianic Sufi movement connected to the development of Afghan identity and the use of the “vernacular” as a language of revelation. When not thinking about Persianate Sufi saints and the end of the world, Will’s other academic interests include Islam in America, Islam and race, and theories of place and space in the study of religion. Before coming to Stanford, Will completed a master’s degree in Classical Arabic Literature from UCLA.