Matthew Pierce

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Matthew Peirce is an associate professor of religion at the Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, USA

Matthew Peirce
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OccupationAssociate Professor and Author
Academic work
Institutionsthe Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, USA

Biography[edit | edit source]

Matthew Peirce is an associate professor teaching ‘Sufism an Islamic Spirituality’, ‘Women and Gender in Islam’ and ‘Western Religious Tradition’ at the Centre College, Kentucky. His interests delve around Islamic history and thought, focusing primarily on biographies and is currently working on a biography of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (AS). Pierce has spent three years in Iran from 2003 to 2006 apart from living in Egypt and Yemen for research purposes.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Islamic Studies, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Bryan College, Dayton, Tennessee, USA

Academic Activities[edit | edit source]

  • Participated in inter-faith dialogue program in Qom, Iran, 2003-2006
  • Worked as a co-director of Centre-in-London program for the Centre College in London. 2017
  • Conducts lectures in the Centre College’s three-week course ‘Islam in America’ including road trips to meet important Muslim personalities living in America.

Books and articles[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

Chapters in Book[edit | edit source]

Honors[edit | edit source]

  • Iran World Award for Book of the Year in 2017 for the book, “Twelve Infallible Men: The Imams and the Making of Shi’ism”
  • Granted Fullbright Fellowship to carry out research in Quranic Religious Education, 2002-2003
  • Named Centre Scholar by the Centre College, 2016

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