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Carl W. Ernst is a specialist in Islamic studies, with a focus on West and South Asia. His published research, based on the study of Arabic, Persian, and Urdu, has been mainly devoted to the study of three areas: general and critical issues of Islamic studies, premodern and contemporary Sufism, and Indo-Muslim culture. On the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1992, he is now William R. Kenan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies and Co-Director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.

Prof. Ernst contributed the essay “Wakened by the Dove’s Trill: Structure and Meaning in the Preface to Rūmī’s Mathnawī, Book IV” to the volume The Philosophy of Ecstasy: Rumi and the Sufi Tradition.

Carl W. Ernst studied comparative religion at Stanford University (A.B. 1973) and Harvard University (Ph.D. 1981). He has received research fellowships from the Fulbright program, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and he has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Prof. Ernst’s current research projects include an edited volume on Islamophobia in America (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013), studies of Muslim interpreters of Indian religions, and a translation of the Arabic poetry of al-Hallaj.

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