Ryan Brizendine

Ryan Brizendine

Position Title
Lecturer in Religious Studies

Office Hours
Fridays 12:00pm - 2:00 pm and by appointment. Please refer to the course syllabus for the Zoom link.
Bio

Ryan Brizendine studies Islamic intellectual history, Sufism, Qurʼanic studies, and Hinduism and Islam in South Asia, with a strong interest in intersections between religion and literature. More specifically, his research focuses on post-classical Islamic philosophy and theology, the school of Ibn ʻArabi (d. 1240), literary-linguistic Qurʼanic exegesis, and religious poetics in classical Arabic, Persian, and Hindi-Urdu. He holds a BA in philosophy and English literature, an MA in Divinity from the University of Chicago, and is a PhD candidate in Islamic studies at Yale University. Ryan will be teaching RST 160: Introduction to Islamic Thought (Winter 2021) and RST 65 C: The Qur'an and its Interpretation and RST 165: Islam in Asia (Spring 2021).