Quinn A. Clark

Quinn A. Clark

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PhD, Columbia University, 2021
MA, University of Washington (Seattle), 2015
BA, Butler University, 2011


Quinn A. Clark received his PhD in the Religion Department at Columbia University, where is a Lecturer. He is also the MA Director at Columbia’s South Asia Institute. He is an ethnographer who specializes in Sufism in South Asia. His research focuses on the social and political signification of Sufism in north India and the anthropology of money. His work has analyzes saint shrines as pieces of sacred real estate that sit on some of the political, theological, and ideological fault lines that divide many Muslim communities in South Asia. His dissertation has argued that money serves not just as a transactional unit in the economy but also symbolically as a theologically significant force in the spiritual world with the ability to corrupt or edify religious communities.