Early Islamic history, medieval and modern Islamic thought, sectarianism, Sunnism and Shi’ism, hadith, biographical literature, historical memory, modern Islamic historiography.
Ph.D. Princeton University, 2015
B.A. University of Michigan, 2006
Awards and Honors
Fellow at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, 2014-15
Fulbright Grant, 2007-8
RLST 214: Introduction to Islam
RLST 223: The Qur’an
RLST 480: Islamic Law
Dann, M. H. (2017). Between history and hagiography: The mothers of the Imams in Imami historical memory. In Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History (pp. 244-265). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190622183.003.0013
Dann, M. H., Gordon, M. (Ed.), & Hain, K. (Ed.) (2015). Between History and Hagiography: The Mothers of the Imams in Imami Historical Memory. In Songs and Sons: Women, Slavery and Social Mobility in the Medieval Islamic World Oxford University Press.
Dann, M. H. (2015). Islamic Law in Theory: Studies on Jurisprudence in Honor of Bernard Weiss edited by Kevin Reinhart, edited by Robert Gleave. Journal of Islamic Studies.
Dann, M. H. (2015). Modern Islamic Scholarship Between Sectarian History and Histories of Sectarianism.
Dann, M. H. (2014). A Muslim at Proudfoot’s Table: al-Ghazali on Experience.