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Zachary Valentine Wright

Northwestern University in Qatar

Professor of Liberal Arts (History and Religious Studies)
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs


Areas of Focus

  • Islam in Africa
  • Sufism
  • Islamic reform movements
  • West Africa
  • North Africa


  • Islamic learning practices
  • Sufi orders (Tijaniyya, Shadhiliyya, Qadiriyya, etc)
  • Islam and African decolonization
  • Precolonial Muslim empires in Africa
  • Arabic manuscripts of Africa