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Andrea Brigaglia

Dr. Andrea Brigaglia's research and teaching are focused in the area of Islam in Africa, with a special emphasis on West Africa (Nigeria) and on the role of Muslim scholars in the region's intellectual history. He has published or done research on the formation of scholarly networks of the Tijaniyya Sufi order in Nigeria, Ghana and Tunisia; on Qur'anic exegesis in Northern Nigeria; on twentieth century religious literature in Nigeria (in Hausa and Arabic); on manuscript collections in Abeche (Chad); on the ideological origins of Boko Haram.