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Teren Sevea

Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Chair

Williams Hall 810
By appointment
215-573-2138

Education

Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles

Research Interests

Religion in Early Modern and Modern South and Southeast Asia; History of Early Modern and Modern South Asia; History of Early Modern and Modern Southeast Asia; Islamic Connections in the Indian Ocean; Sufism in Early Modern and Modern South and Southeat Asia.

 

Selected Publications

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Miracles and Material Life: Rice, Ore, Traps and Guns in Islamic Malaya, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.  

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Pawangs on the Frontier: Miracles, Prophets and Divinities in the Ricefields of Modern Malaya’, Modern Asian Studies,Volume 54, 2019.‘Writing a History of a Saint: Writing an Islamic History of Singapore’, NSC Working Paper, Number 27, 2018.

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Keramats Running Amok: Islamic Histories and Parahistories of Travel, Belonging, ‘Crimes’ and ‘Madness’’, Belonging Across the Bay of Bengal: Migrations, Networks, Circulations. Religious Rites, Colonial Migrations, National Rights,Michael Laffan ed., London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.'Sex to the Next-World: Esoteric Science for the Penis-bearing Mualad' in Shi'ism in South East Asia. 'Alid Piety and Secration Constructions, Michael Feener and Chiara Formaichi, eds, London: Hurst, 2016.Islamic Connections: Muslim Societies in South and Southeast Asia (edited with Michael Feener), Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009.‘Making Medinas in the East: Islamist Connections and Progressive Islam,’ Islamic Connections: Studies of Muslim South and Southeast Asia, Feener and Sevea, eds., Singapore: ISEAS, 2009. ‘Islamist Intellectual Space: 'True Islam' and the Ummah in the East,’ Asian Journal of Social Science, Volume 35, Numbers 4-5, 2007, pp. 575-607.‘Islamist Questioning of Colonialism: Towards an Understanding of the Islamist Oeuvre,’ Third World Quarterly, Volume 28, Issue 7, 2007, pp. 1375-1399.    

Courses Taught

SAST 001 401Introduction To Modern South Asia

SAST 009 401An Introduction To Religion in South Asia

SAST 189 401The Mullah & the Englishman: Muslims in Modern India & Pakistan

SAST 217 403CU in Southeast Asia: Sufis and Gods of the South Asian Diaspora

SAST 249 401Re-Enchanting Modernity - A Guide To Sufism in South Asia

SAST 620 301Godliness, Miracles, and Madness in Indian Ocean Port Cities

SAST 640 401Religious Bodies and Sex in South Asia

SAST 189 401 Islam and the West