From the Editors
Cemil Aydin studied at Boğaziçi University, İstanbul University, and the University of Tokyo before receiving his PhD from Harvard University in 2002 in the fields of history and Middle Eastern studies. He was an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies. Dr. Aydin has previously taught at Harvard College, Princeton University, Ohio State University and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Since 2009, Dr. Aydin has been a faculty member at George Mason University, where he holds the IIIT Endowed Chair of Islamic Studies. He is currently working on a book manuscript on the intellectual history of the idea of the Muslim World (forthcoming, Harvard University Press). Dr. Aydin's publications inlcude Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia: Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought (Columbia University Press, 2007) as well as “Critiques of the West in Iran, Turkey and Japan” in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 26:3 (Fall 2006).
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