Agnes Kefeli Clay

Agnes Kefeli Clay

School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

Agnes Kefeli-Clay teaches courses on the three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), Islam in Central Asia, Islamic civilization, Islam in the modern world, and world religions. Her research engages the encounter between Eurasian Islamic cultures and the Russian empire and explores the intersections between conversion, religious knowledge, collective memory, state power, and gender construction. Her book manuscript,Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy, 1865-1917 (currently under review), examines the long history of conflict and cohabitation between the predominantly Muslim Tatars and Russians. She has won several prestigious grants and fellowships from the International Research and Exchanges Board, the American Association of University Women, the Spencer Foundation, and the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress.

Agnes.Kefeli@asu.edu