Associate Professor of History
Mackinac Hall D-1-112
Fields: Middle East, Islamic Civilization, Iran, Persian Literature
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2009
Professor Lingwood teaches courses on Islamic civilization, Islamic imperial history, and modern Iran. His approach to classroom instruction emphasizes student analysis of primary source materials, which, in turn, facilitates interactive lectures and student-driven discussions. Professor Lingwood's research explores the intersection of politics and religion, specifically Islamic mysticism (Sufism), in late-medieval and early-modern Iran, especially as it is reflected in classical Persian literature. His most recent publications include:
Politics, Poetry, and Sufism in Medieval Iran: New Perspectives on Jami's Salaman va Absal. Leiden: Brill, 2014.
Peer-reviewed journal articles:
“A Parvānchī Turned Poet Dilettante: History and the Persian Ghazals of Āq Qoyūnlū Statesman Najm al-Dīn Mas‘ūd Sāvajī (d. ca. 898/1493),” International Journal of Persian Literature 5, (2020): 63-84.
"'The Qibla of Jami is None Other Than Tabriz': 'Abd al-Rahman Jami and Naqshbandi Sufism at the Aq Qoyunlu Royal Court," Journal of Persianate Studies 4, no. 2 (2011): 233-45.
"Jami's Salaman va Absal: Political Statements and Mystical Advice Addressed to the Aq Qoyunlu Court of Sultan Ya'qub (d. 896/1490)," Iranian Studies 44, no. 2 (2011): 175-91.
Peer-reviewed article in edited volume:
"Trading Pearls for Beads: Jami's Qasidas in Praise of Sultan Ya'qub and Their Significance to Aq Quyunlu History," in Jami in Regional Contexts: The Reception of 'Abd al-Rahman Jami's Works in the Islamicate World, ca. 9th/15th–14th/20th Century, ed. Thibaut d'Hubert and Alexandre Papas. Leiden: Brill, 2018.