Professor Wilson specializes in Islamic studies. His research focuses on Islam in
Turkey and the Ottoman Empire with particular interest in print history, translation
studies, and modern understandings of Muslim identity. Currently, he is working on a book
project about Ottoman/Turkish translations and commentaries of the Qur'an. 

Wilson has been teaching at Macalester simce 2009. 

EDUCATION: B.A., University of South Carolina, 2001; Ph.D., Duke University, 2009 



The First Translations of the Qur'an in Modern Turkey (1924-1938), International Journal of Middle East Studies (2009)

Contributions to Books

The Failure of Nomenclature: The Concept of 'Orthodoxy' in the Study of Islam, Orthodoxy and heresy in Islam : critical concepts in Islam (2013)


Women, Gender, and Women's Religious Education: Turkey, Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, Volume IV: Economics, Education, Mobility and Space (2006)