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Alexandrin, Elizabeth

University of Manitoba, Department of Religion & St. John’s College


Winnipeg, Manitoba

Phone Number

(204) 981 2637

Email Address

Lisa Alexandrin is an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religion, and Senior Fellow at St. John’s College, University of Manitoba (Canada). She holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University (2006). Her first monograph is Walāyah in the Fatimid Ismaili Tradition (State University of New York Press, 2017). Supported by SSHRC funding, she is co-editing a critical edition of Saʿd al-Dīn Ḥamūyeh’s Kitāb al-Mahbūb, with Paul Ballanfat, Galatasaray University (to be published by E. J. Brill). Her current book project focuses on dreaming and sleeping in thirteenth- to fourteenth-century Muslim societies, with a particular focus on Kubravī Sufi texts and treatises, and with relevance to body histories.