Ali Karjoo-Ravary

Richard W. Bulliet Assistant Professor of Islamic History, Columbia University PhD, 2018

Ali Karjoo-Ravary completed his dissertation, titled "Becoming a 'King of Islam': The Imperial Project of Qadi Burhan al-Din of Sivas (1345-1398 CE)" in 2018. After graduation, Ali took a position as the Josephine Hildreth Detmer & Zareen Taj Mirza Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Bucknell University. In July of 2022, he will join Columbia University’s History Department as the Richard W. Bulliet Assistant Professor of Islamic History. His research focuses on transregional intellectual and social histories of the premodern Islamic world and considers the interplay of language, material culture, Sufism, and Islamic Law. 


PhD, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., University of Pennsylvania

B.A., summa cum laude, SUNY Stony Brook

Research Areas
Islamic Studies, Social History, Sufism.