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The Australian National University

Professor Armando Salvatore

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Islamic Studies 220403
  • Social Theory 160806
  • Globalisation And Culture 200206


Armando Salvatore is a sociologist of religion, culture and communication who has taught at Humboldt University, Berlin, the Oriental Studies University, Naples (L’Orientale), and McGill University, Montreal. He earned his PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, in 1994 and his professorial habilitation from Humboldt University, Berlin in 2006. He has held research fellowships at the Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (University of Leiden), the Institute for the Advanced Study in the Humanities (University of Duisburg-Essen), the Humboldt Center for Social and Political Research (Humboldt University, Berlin), the Asia Research Institute (National University of Singapore), and the The Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies "Multiple Secularities - Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities" of the University of Leipzig.

Salvatore’s work emphasizes connectedness, comparison and theory. His current project focuses on the notion of the “civilizing process” in the Islamic ecumene and on the interaction between religious traditions and secular cultures. He has just completed the book The Sociology of Islam. Knowledge, Power and Civility which is intended to be the first volume in a trilogy and has been published by Wiley-Blackwell at the beginning of 2016. He is also editing the Wiley-Blackwell History of Islam, a new reference work condensing historical, comparative and sociological perspectives on the study of Islam, due to appear by the end of 2017.

His most recent books (authored, edited, or co-edited) are Rethinking the Public Sphere Through Transnationalizing Processes (2013), Islam and Modernity: Key Issues and Debates (2009), The Public Sphere: Liberal Modernity, Catholicism, Islam (2007, pb 2010), Islam in Process: Historical and Civilizational Perspectives (2006), Religion, Social Practice, and Contested Hegemonies (2005) and Public Islam and the Common Good (2004, pb 2007).

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