Quinn Clark

Quinn Clark is a PhD student (South Asian Religions) in the Department of Religious Studies at Columbia University. He received his MA (2015) from the University of Washington in South Asian Studies and his BA (2011) from Butler University in Philosophy and International Affairs. He focuses on Islamic shrines in India and perceptions of Sufism in contemporary South Asia. He is particularly interested in the Sufi shrine as a place of intersection between, on the one hand, discourse of Hindu-Muslim encounters; peace and violence; and citizenship and the state, and on other other hand, discourses of orthodoxy and heterodoxy; Islamic reform; and religious legitimacy and authority. To address these questions, he is interested in the politics of memory and historiography.