Abdul Manan Bhat

Religious Studies PhD Student

Cohen 233

Abdul Manan is a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he focuses on Islamic literatures, poetry, emotions, sensory practices, Sufism and Islamic adab in the twentieth century. His dissertation, tentatively titled "Sensing Persiante: Poems, Poetry, Islamic Adab in the 20th century", explores Urdu and Persian poetry and its performance across Persianate South Asia as a site of conceptualizing sensory and discursive dimensions of Islamic adab in the 20th century.  Abdul Manan is a Penn Presidential PhD Fellow. 


This graduate student is available to deliver lectures to your K-12 classroom at no charge. All requests MUST be booked through the Middle East Center Speaker's Bureau

B.A Religious Studies and International Affairs, Lafayette College.

Selected Publications

"Mushaira: Islam, Poetry and South Asia" in Marginalia Review of Books