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Francesca Chubb

Francesca Chubb-Confer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

PhD 2020 University of Chicago Divinity School
MA 2013 University of Chicago Divinity School
BA 2011 Carleton College

Francesca Chubb-Confer's scholarship and teaching engages the fields of religious studies and comparative literature to advance the interdisciplinary study of global Islam, with interests in Sufism, religions of South Asia, religion and literature, Islam and politics, religion and colonialism, and translation theory and practice. Her current book project, "Islamic Modernity, Lyric Ambiguity: Muhammad Iqbal and the Ghazal" analyzes classical Islamic poetic forms in colonial modernity, focusing on how the reformer, philosopher, and poet Muhammad Iqbal (d. 1938) wrote lyric ghazals - a form that thrives on ambiguity and paradox - as a method for negotiating South Asian Muslim political, religious, and literary identities. Before coming to Whitman, she taught at the University of Chicago.

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