Sociology of Islam Journal (Brill)

FALL 2012 Volume 1
ISSN: 2213-140x E-ISSN: 2213-1418

The Sociology of Islam Journal ( invites article submissions for the first issue, which will be published in the Fall of 2012. We are delighted to announce the founding of the peer-reviewed, academic journal, the Sociology of Islam (SOI) to be published by Brill once a year beginning in the Fall of 2012.

Since Max Weber’s groundbreaking research on the sociology of religion, sociologists have grappled with aspects of religion both at the theoretical and empirical levels. While an increasing number of social scientists, particularly in recent decades, have employed innovative sociological frameworks for the study of Islam, this promising sub-discipline has so far lacked its own academic journal. The Sociology of Islam is intended to bridge this gap by functioning as an academic forum for the publication of innovative contributions to the study of Islam and Muslim societies. For the first issue of Sociology of Islam, we welcome article contributions that address theoretical dimensions of the sociology of Islam and Muslim societies. Submissions for this issue are expected to explore the importance of the sociology of Islam and the influential contributions, current trends and future prospects, and the competing sociological frameworks that apply to the study of Islam. Please email your draft article of 7000-10,000 words by no later than Monday September 3rd.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate contact us:

Contact: Tugrul Keskin or Gary Wood

Our book review editors are: Mustafa Gurbuz ( and Joshua D. Hendrick (

Best to all,
Gary Wood, Najm al-Din Yousefi and Tugrul Keskin

FALL 2012 Volume 1
ISSN: 2213-140x E-ISSN: 2213-1418

Associate Editors
· Armando Salvatore (University of Naples)
· Asef Bayat (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
· Bryan S. Turner (CUNY)
· Mohammed A. Bamyeh (The University of Pittsburgh)
· Najm al-Din Yousefi (California State University)
· Tahir Abbas (Fatih University)

· Gary Wood (Virginia Tech)
· Tugrul Keskin (Portland State University)

Editorial Board
· Babak Rahimi, (UC San Diego)
· Birol Baskan (Georgetown University – Doha, Qatar)
· Carool Kersten (King’s College London)
· Cihan Tugal (UC Berkeley)
· Gary Wood (Virginia Tech)
· Ibrahim Kalin (Georgetown University)
· Jeremy Walton (New York University)
· Mohammad Nafissi (SOAS)
· Mohammedmoin Sadeq (Qatar University)
· Nader Hashemi (University of Denver)
· Nuri Tinaz (Marmara University)
· Shah Mahmoud Hanifi (James Madison University)
· Tahir Abbas (Fatih University)
· Talip Kucukcan (Marmara University and SETA)
· Ted Fuller (Virginia Tech)

Book Review Editors
· Joshua Hendrick (Loyola University of Maryland)
· Mustafa Gurbuz (University of Connecticut)

International Advisory Board:
· Ali Akbar Mahdi (Ohio Wesleyan University)
· Ayesha Jalal (Tufts University)
· Berna Turam (Northeastern University)
· Birol Yesilada (Portland State University)
· Charles Kurzman (UNC Chapel Hill)
· Daromir Rudnyckyj (University of Victoria)
· Ejaz Akram (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
· Hamid Dabashi (Columbia University)
· Husnul Amin (International Islamic University, Islamabad)
· Kemal Silay (Indiana University)
· Jocelyne Cesari (Harvard University)
· Judith Blau (The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
· Mariusz Turowski (The University of Wroclaw)
· Martin van Bruinessen (Utrecht University)
· Mehran Kamrava (Georgetown University – Doha, Qatar)
· Muqtedar Khan, (Universiyt of Delaware)
· Mumtaz Ahmad (International Islamic University, Islamabad)
· Rachel Woodlock (Monash University) · Steven Wright (Qatar University)
· Tim Luke (Virginia Tech)

Tugrul Keskin Assistant Professor of International and Middle Eastern Studies Affiliated Faculty of Black Studies Sociology and Center for Turkish Studies Middle East Studies
Coordinator (INTL) Portland State University

Editor of Sociology of Islam Journal (Brill)

Cell: 202-378-8606 (USA) Cell: 5541-6697 (Qatar) Cell: 533-607-8465 (Turkey) Skype: keskintugrul