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Oh wow, 10k followers! Thanks all for joining in the nerdy fun exploring the folkloric and esoteric side of Islam and the Middle East

I promise to use my newfound social media powers mostly for good 😉
In light of that, an early #FF on scholars who I highly recommend you follow:

@ProfIRMF brilliant scholar of Islam & South Asia at the cutting edge of religious studies

@TheLadyImam THE feminist scholar of Islam. Her book on the Qur’an is standard in my class & changed my world
one of the coolest scholars, @BucarLiz's book Pious Fashion is a critical and highly timely read

Finding @DrArjana on twitter after using her books in class for so long was an amazing treat! From pilgrimage to superheroes to Muslims in western imagination!
The amazing @akarjooravary whose classes are so amazing I wish I was still a student so I could take them! Check out his work on sovereignty and kingship

The brilliant @beetasays whose crucial work on race and slavery in Iran is incisive and illuminating
The work of @nedasoc on identity & race in the Iranian diaspora in her Limit of Whiteness is one of my favorite books and urgently timely!

@s_mellors is a dear friend and colleague working on medicine, gender, and China, she is a must follow!
Another colleagues and dear friend @Marketusp is doing amazing things on the history of Black internationalism and China, he's also a brilliant historian of music

I could not recommend @dearclare enough for her work on US food history! One of the most generous people I know!
I'm shamelessly obsessed with @docstobar's book The Iranian Metaphysics, his work on religion, science, and metaphysics is mind-blowing

The inestimable @sasanianshah is a must follow for all things Late Antiquity, his panoramic knowledge spans the Mediterranean to Central Asia
My brilliant mentor @techno_kavi is THE historian of South Asia doing unparalleled work at the intersection of race, gender, and science

My sometimes twitter collaborator @MENALibAHS is the much-needed and practically encyclopedic voice from the archives
My adviser and mentor @tourajdaryaee is an amazing Iranologist working on the Sassanians and the ancient world

@Political_Nurd is the go-to person for Muslim politics and race in the United States
And of course @kecia_ali whose work on gender & Islam changed my outlook as a scholar. She's currently working on the politics of citation!

There's so many more you should follow. I'll keep sharing.

This was just off the top of my nap-addled head
@kecia_ali Oh!

and of course @BabaKristian who works on Islam and China additionally on twitter he's the guy to follow for all the great new books in religion

and @KhalilAndani who is working on crucial scholarship on the nature of revelation, the Qur'an, and interpretation
@kecia_ali @BabaKristian @KhalilAndani You should absolutely be following @HindMakki for all things MENA and Sudan. A brilliant scholar and analyst.

Support the crucial anti-racism work of @Margari_Aziza and @MuslimARC

and follow @RachaelDLC who works on immigration and transnational history. A much-needed voice!
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