Andrew McLaren

Andrew McLaren joined the Columbia Department of Religion in 2014. He holds B.A.s from Indiana University Bloomington in Islamic Studies (through IUB's Individualized Major Program) and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (2014). Andrew is especially interested in histories of Arabic text in the first centuries of Islam. He studies textual production, techniques for the transmission and disciplining of knowledge, and historiography, as well as the religious and social histories of Muslim communities.