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