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W. Rory Dickson - South Dakota State University. Sioux Falls, South Dakota Area, , US

W. Rory Dickson W. Rory Dickson

Instructor | South Dakota State University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota Area, UNITED STATES

Instructor, Religion and Philosophy, South Dakota State University



W. Rory Dickson is an Instructor at South Dakota State University in Religion and Philosophy. His interests are in Islam, Sufism, and the philosophy of religion. Dickson is the author of Living Sufism in North America: Between Tradition and Transformation (forthcoming with SUNY Press, 2015). He has published articles in the Journal of Contemporary Islam and Studies in Religion, and presented at a number of national and international conferences.

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Education (6)

Wilfrid Laurier University: PhD in Religious Studies, Sufism in North America 2012

Wilfrid Laurier University: MA in Religious Studies, Islam, Sufism 2007

Danish Institute in Damascus: Graduate Research School: Islam and Muslims in a Plural World 2010

Two week seminar at the Danish Institute in Damascus, Syria, organized by the University of Copenhagen and University of Toronto.

McGill University: BSW, Social Work 2005

Middlebury College: Arabic Language School 2009

Completed Middlebury's summer Arabic Language School, June - August 2009, Middlebury at Mills, Oakland, California.

University of Alberta, Augustana Campus: BA in History, General History 2001

Affiliations (6)

  • American Academy of Religion
  • South Dakota State University
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • South Dakota World Affairs Council
  • McGill University
  • University of Alberta

Languages (1)

  • Arabic