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Özgen Felek is Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religious Studies at Stanford University. She received her first Ph.D. from Firat University (Turkey) in classical Ottoman poetry with a focus on the Sebk-i Hindi (Indian Style) poetical movement, and her second Ph.D. in the Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with an emphasis on Ottoman dream culture and Sufism. She is the co-editor of Victoria Holbrook’a Armagan (Kanat 2006) and Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies (SUNY 2012). She is particularly interested in religion as the intersection of theology and life.

Her study of literature focuses on mystical thought as an expression of the emotional dimension of religions and the spirituality of religious culture, including also its manifestations in art, music, and dance. Her research interests encompass topics as varied as Sufism, Islamic literature, dream culture, religious storytelling in medieval Islamic culture, the narrative aspects and the theatricality of texts, the presentation of violence in medieval and early modern period Sufi texts, and the construction of sexuality and gender identity in hagiographical accounts.

She has taught in Turkey and the United States courses on religion, language, culture, history, gender, and studio painting, namely Islamic Art of Illumination.

Publications ( the entire list as a *.pdf file)


Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies. Edited by Özgen Felek and Alexander D. Knysh. State University of New York, 2012.


Felek Ö. Reading the Mi'raj Account as a Theatrical Performance: The Case of Ma’arij al- Nubuvva, in - Exploring (Other) Worlds: New Studies on the Prophet Muhammad’s Ascension (Mi‘raj). Ed. by Ch.Gruber and F.Colby. Indiana University Press, 2010, p. 271-296.

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