Professor Nile Green


Professor Nile Green is the William Andrews Clark Professor of History at the University of California Los Angeles, USA. Professor Green joins us at the University of Birmingham as an Institute of Advanced Studies' Distinguished Visiting Fellow in June 2016, hosted by Dr Simon Jackson.

A world-renowned historian of global and colonial South Asia, Islam and the Middle East, Professor Green is distinguished both by his ability to straddle early modern and modern history, and by the way his work is informed both by anthropological approaches and global networked approaches, notably to Muslim diaspora.

Green is author of seven monographs, most recently The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen's London (Princeton: Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2015), and Terrains of Exchange: Religious Economies of Global Islam (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015), a double publication suggestive of the reach of his scholarship and interest in interdisciplinary exchange with cognate disciplines such as comparative literature and theology. He has also written articles in the leading journals of his fields: American Historical Review, Past & Present, the Journal of Global History, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and the International Journal of Middle East Studies, among many others. He is director of the UCLA Program on Central Asia; serves on the Association of Asian Studies' South Asia Council (from March 2015); on the Executive Committee of the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies; and on the editorial boards of the South Asia Across the Disciplines book series and, formerly, the International Journal of Middle East Studies.

Full details of the visit agenda and public events will be posted nearer the time. Please contact Sue Gilligan if you would like more information.