Micah Hughes: Can you start by talking a little bit about your intellectual background and how you came to the topic of your book, The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: Prophecy, Exile, and the Nation?…
Micah A. Hughes is a Ph.D. student in Religious Studies/Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He completed his M.A. at the Alliance of Civilizations Institute in Istanbul, Turkey where he lived for three years. His research focuses on the generational shifts in conservative political and religious thought in 20th-century Turkey, with special attention to issues of temporality and the international circulation of critical discourses. He tweets @MicahAHughes.
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[Book Review] Michael Farquhar, Circuits of Faith: Migration, Education, and the Wahhabi Mission (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017) by Micah Hughes
On October 19, 2016, Mohammad Alyahya, a political analyst focusing on the Gulf region, published an opinion piece in the New York Times exhorting his readers to resist the hasty association of Wahhabism with terrorism….