Project on Shi'ism Symposium on Diversity and Unity in Transnational Shi'ism


Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 1:30pm to 2:45pm


Online Only

"Symposium on Diversity and Unity in Transnational Shi'ism"

Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)

1:30PM–2:45PM EDT | Panel 2:  Shi'ism and Sufism: Islamic Traditions of Esotericism


  • "Sufism, Shi’ism and Confessional Ambiguity among Qizilbash/Alevis"
    Ayfer Karakaya-StumpAssociate Professor of History, William and Mary.

  • Nicholas BoylstonAffiliate Scholar, Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs. Lecturer on the Study of Religion, Harvard University.

  • "Much Ado About Nothing: Coming to 'Terms' with Sufism and Ismailism"
    Shafique N. ViraniAffiliate Scholar, Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs. Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto.


  • Reza Shah-KazimiResearch Associate, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.


  • Ali AsaniChair, Project on Shi’ism and Global Affairs. Murray A. Albertson Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Harvard University.

For more information on the symposium and to view the full schedule, please visit the symposium website.