Professor Ian Almond
Professor of Transnational Literatures, Georgia State University
Ian Almond teaches mostly in the area of South Asian and postcolonial literature and theory. He received his degrees from the British universities of Warwick and Edinburgh, and has spent most of his academic life outside his home country, teaching at universities in Italy and Germany and spending a research year in India. He lived for six years in Turkey, teaching at universities both in and outside Istanbul.
He is the author of four books: Sufism and Deconstruction (Routledge, 2004), The New Orientalists: Postmodern Representations of Islam (I.B.Tauris, 2007), a general military history of Muslim-Christian alliances Two Faiths, One Banner (Harvard University Press, 2009) and History of Islam in German Thought From Leibniz to Nietzsche (Routledge, 2009).
His books have been translated into many languages including Indonesian, Arabic, Turkish, Bosnian/Serbo-Croat, Persian and Korean.