Katharina Ivanyi

Katharina Ivanyi (B.A. and M.Phil. Oxon; Ph.D. Princeton) is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. She received her doctorate in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in 2012 with a dissertation entitled “Virtue, Piety and the Law: A Study of Birgivi Mehmed Efendi’s al-Tariqa al-muhammadiyya.” Her research interests include Islamic intellectual history, Ottoman Islam, Sufism, Qur’anic exegesis, Islamic literature of ethics and advice, as well as modern and contemporary Islamic thought. She is currently working on two projects: (i) a book on debates over Islamic Law and pietism in the sixteenth and seventeenth-century Ottoman Empire, and (ii) a history of the concept of riyā’ (sanctimony) in Islamic thought.