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  • "Names, Games, and Generosity as an Analytical Gesture," Journal of World Philosophies 7 (Winter 2022), 97-106. (DOI)
  • "Composing History for the Web: Digital Reformulation of Narrative, Evidence, and Context," History and Theory (DOI).
  • “The Many Spirits of the Islamic Past.” In The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality. edited by Vincent Cornell and Bruce B. Lawrence. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2022: 56-72. DOI
  • “Prospects for a New Idiom for Islamic History”. In What is Islamic Studies: European North American Approaches to a Contested Field. Edited by Leif Stenberg and Philip Wood. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022: 176-191.
  • “Arbiters of Iran: Chroniclers and Patrons in an Age of Literary Bounty.” In The Timurid Century, edited by Charles Melville. London: I. B. Tauris: 2020: 7-24.
  • “The Living Dead of Tabriz: Explorations in Chronotopic Imagination,” History of Religions 59, no. 3 (2020), 169-192. DOI
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  • “Everlasting Doubt: Uncertainty in Islamic Representations of the Past,” Archiv für Religionsgeschichte 20 (2018): 25-44. DOI
  • “Eurocentrism, Islam, and the Intellectual Politics of Cultural Essentialism,” InterDisciplines: Journal of History and Sociology 8, no. 2 (2017), 21-39. DOI
  •  “The Intertwining of History and Heritage in Islamic Contexts.” In The Making of Islamic Heritage: Muslim Pasts and Heritage Presents. Edited by Trinidad Rico. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017: 13-21. DOI
  • “Islam and the Politics of Temporality: The Case of ISIS.” In Time, Temporality and Global Politics, edited by Andrew Hom, Christopher McIntosh, Alasdair McKay and Liam Stockdale. Bristol, UK: E-International Relations, 2016: 134-149. PDF
  • “A Perso-Islamic Universal Chronicle in its Historical Context: Ghiyās al-Dīn Khwāndamīr’s Habīb al-siyar.” In History and Religion: Narrating a Religious Past, edited by Jörg Rüpke, Susanne Rau, and Bernd-Christian Otto. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2015: 207-223. DOI
  • “On Islamic Time: Rethinking Chronology in the Historiography of Muslim Societies.” History and Theory 53, no. 4 (December 2014), 464-519. DOI
  • “The Origins and Rhetorical Evolution of the Term Qizilbash in Persianate Literature,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 57, no. 3 (2014): 364-391. DOI
  • “Muslims in the History of Kashmir, Ladakh, and Baltistan: A Critical View on Persian and Urdu Sources,” Rivista degli Studi Orientali, Supplemento 2 (2009), 133-144. DOI
  • “Shah Ismaʿil and the Qizilbash: Cannibalism in the Religious History of Early Safavid Iran,” History of Religions 45, no. 3 (February 2006): 234-56. DOI
  • “Colonial India in a Crusades Mirror: Fantasy and Reality in a Nineteenth-Century Urdu Novel,” Sophia (2023). DOI
  • “The Persian World: A Literary Language in Motion.” In Teaching the Global Middle Ages. Edited by Geraldine Heng. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2022: 114-130.
  • “Reading the Self in Persian Prose and Poetry.” In Religious Individualisation: Historical Dimensions and Comparative Perspectives. Edited by Martin Fuchs, Antje Linkenbach, Martin Mulsow, Bernd-Christian Otto, Rahul Parson, and Jörg Rüpke. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2019: 441-456. DOI
  • “The Mediation of Hair: Sufi, Hurūfī, and Poetic Usages in Persian Texts,” al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean 30, no. 1 (2018), 90-106. DOI
  • “Timely Disguises: Fantasizing Civility on the Frontier Between India and Europe.” In Hidden Histories: Religion and Reform in South Asia, edited by Syed Akbar Hyder and Manu Bhagavan. Delhi: Primus Books, 2017: 47-65.
  • “Dancing the Islamic Way: Two Famous Sufi Masters”. In Dance as Third Space: Interreligious, Intercultural, and Interdisciplinary Debates on Dance and Religion(s). Edited by Heike Walz. Research in Contemporary Religion (RCR) Series. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2021: 237-253. DOI
  • “Three Ways to Make Sense of Sufi Miracles.” In Debate, Dialogue and Diversity in Sufism, edited by TONAGA Yasushi and FUJII Chiaki. Kyoto: Kenan Refai Center for Sufi Studies, Kyoto University, 2021.
  • “India as a Sufi Spacetime in the Work of Jamālī of Delhi.” In Light upon Light: Essays in Islamic Thought and History in Honor of Gerhard Bowering, edited by Jamal Elias and Bilal Orfali. Leiden: Brill, 2019: 316-332. DOI
  • “Naqshband’s Lives: Sufi Hagiography Between Manuscripts and Genre.” In Sufism in Central Asia: New Perspectives on Sufi Traditions, 15th-21st Centuries, edited by Jo-Ann Gross and Devin DeWeese (Leiden: Brill, 2018): 75-97. DOI
  • “The World as a Hat: Symbolism and Materiality in Safavid Iran.” In Unity in Diversity: Mysticism, Messianism and the Construction of Religious Authority in Islam, edited by Orkhan Mir-Kasimov. Leiden: Brill, 2013: 343-365. DOI
  • “Movement and Stillness: The Practice of Sufi Zikr in Fourteenth-Century Central Asia,” In Meditation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Cultural Histories, edited by Halvor Elfring. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013: 201-211. DOI
  • “Narrating Sight: Dreaming as Visual Training in Persianate Sufi Hagiography.” In Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies, edited by Alexander Knysh and Özgen Felek. Albany: SUNY Press, 2012: 233-247.
  • “Resisting Assimilation: Encounters with a Small Islamic Sect in Contemporary Pakistan.” In Engaging South Asian Religions: Boundaries, Appropriations and Resistances, edited by Peter Gottschalk and Mathew Schmalz. Albany: SUNY Press, 2011: 173-190.
  • “Muhammad in Sufi Eyes: Prophetic Legitimacy in Medieval Iran and Central Asia.” In Cambridge Companion to Muhammad, edited by Jonathan Brockopp. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010: 201-225. DOI
  • “Body.” In Key Themes for the Study of Islam, edited by Jamal Elias. Oxford: OneWorld Publications, 2010: 72-92, 388-390.
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  • “The Alphabetical Body: Horūfī Reflections on Language, Script, and the Human Form.” In Proceedings of the Symposium Religious Texts in Iranian Languages, edited by Fereydoun Vahman and Claus Pederson. Copenhagen: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2007: 279-292.
  • “After the Messiah: The Nurbakhshiyya in Late Timurid and Early Safavid Times.” In Society and Culture in the Early Modern Middle East: Studies on Iran in the Safavid Period, edited by Andrew Newman. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2003: 295-313.
  • “Deciphering the Cosmos from Creation to Apocalypse: The Hurufiyya Movement and Medieval Islamic Esotericism.” In Imagining the End: Visions of Apocalypse from the Ancient Middle East to Contemporary America, edited by Abbas Amanat and Magnus Bernhardsson. London: I. B. Tauris, 2002: 168-184.
  • “The Imam’s Return: Messianic Leadership in Late Medieval Shiʿism.” In The Most Learned of the Shiʿa, edited by Linda Walbridge. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001: 21-33.
  • “The Risālat al-hudā of Muḥammad Nūrbaḵš: Critical Edition with Introduction,” Rivista degli Studi Orientali 75, nos. 1-4 (2001): 87-137. DOI
  • “Enshrining Divinity: The Death and Memorialization of Fażlallāh Astarābādī in Ḥurūfī Thought,” Muslim World 90, nos. 3 & 4 (Fall 2000): 289-308. DOI