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Dr. Erik S. Ohlander Dr. Erik Ohlander

Religious Studies Program Coordinator


  • University of Minnesota, BA (summa cum laude) 1997
  • University of Michigan, MA  2000
  • University of Michigan, PhD 2004

Areas of Interest

  • Islamic Studies
  • Social, Cultural, and Intellectual History of the Late Antique and Medieval Near East
  • Mysticism
  • Qur'anic Studies
  • Method and Theory in the Study of Religion
  • Executive Editor, Journal of Sufi Studies
  • IPFW Featured Faculty, February 2014


  • REL-11200   Religion and Culture
  • REL-11200H Religion and Culture - Honors
  • REL-23100   Religions of the West
  • REL-30000   Religions of the Ancient World
  • REL-30100   Islam
  • REL-38100   Islam and Modernity
  • REL-40100   Studies in Sacred Texts
  • REL-40200   Mysticism

Selected Publications