Brett Wilson is a specialist in Islamic studies and modern Middle Eastern history
with a focus on Turkey and the late Ottoman Empire. 

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

Brett Wilson has been teaching at Macalester since 2009. 




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

Contributions to Books


The Optional Ramadan Fast: Debating Q. 2.184 in the Early Turkish Republic, The Meaning of the Word Lexicology and Qur'anic Exegesis (2015)

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)