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Curry, John

Associate Professor, History
University of Nevada, Las Vegas


After receiving a B.A. in History and Sub-Saharan African Studies at Northwestern University in 1992, John Curry completed a dual-M.A. and Ph.D. program at The Ohio State University between 1995 and 2005 in both History and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. After teaching for one year as an instructor at Bowling Green State University, he was hired as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2006 and has now risen to the rank of Associate Professor. He has published *The Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire: The Rise of the Halveti Order 1350-1650* with Edinburgh University Press (2010), and has co-edited a recent volume entitled *Sufism and Society: Arrangements of the Mystical in the Muslim World 1200-1800* with Routledge Press (2012) and fellow MESA member and co-editor Erik S. Ohlander. He has researched extensively in manuscript libraries and archives in Turkey, and has published a number of articles on topics in Ottoman history. His most recent contribution was to translate the Far Eastern and Indian Subcontinent sections of the Ottoman geographer and scholar Katip Celebi (d. 1657) from Ottoman Turkish into English as part of a UNESCO project. It will appear in 2013. He is presently on sabbatical in Turkey doing a second book project on a Fulbright grant.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
History of Religion   
13th-18th Centuries   
Turkish   
Mysticism/Sufi Studies   
Ottoman Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Central Asia   
Turkey   
Ottoman Empire   
SPECIALTIES
The Halveti (Khalwati) Order of Dervishes   
Rel & Philos Thght in Ottoman Emp   
Hagiography in the Ottoman Turkish Sources   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Advanced)   
Azeri (Advanced)   
French (Intermediate)   
German (Elementary)   
Ottoman (Advanced)   
Persian (Elementary)   
Turkish (Fluent)   
EDUCATION
PhD2005HistoryThe Ohio State University
MA1998HistoryThe Ohio State University
MA1998Arabic LanguageThe Ohio State University
BA1992HistoryNorthwestern University
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John Curry






University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dept of History, 4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Box 455020
Las Vegas, NV
89154-5020
United States
Phone:702-895-4368
Fax:702-895-1782
john.curry@unlv.edu

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