|Alma mater||Santa Clara University|
|Occupation||Professor of Religious Studies|
David Pinault Professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University. His research interests include comparative Christology and the status of Christian populations in Muslim-majority societies. Among the countries in which he has done fieldwork are Yemen, Egypt, Pakistan, India, and Indonesia.
Education[edit | edit source]
- Ph.D in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
- M.A in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
- B.A. in French literature from Georgetown University
Awards and Honors[edit | edit source]
A recipient of Santa Clara University’s Public Intellectual Award and the Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence, he has served since 2007 as director of SCU’s interdisciplinary program in Arabic, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies (AIMES).
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
Book[edit | edit source]
- Horse of Karbala: Muslim Devotional Life in India. New York: Palgrave, 2001.
- The Shiites; ritual and piety in Muslim community
Article[edit | edit source]
- David Pinault (2004). “Imami (Twelver)”. Encyclopedia of Islam and Muslim World (ed. Richard Martin). P: 624-628. New York: Macmillan.
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Santa Clara University
- Encyclopedia of Islam and Muslim World (ed. Richard Martin). Macmillan Reference USA.