About

Mojan Membrado (Paris, France) teaches in the Eurasia Department, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO). She is an associate postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratory for the Study of Monotheisms (LEM) at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Membrado received her PhD (summa cum laude) from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) in Religious Studies, focus on Islamic “heterodoxies” in the Persianate world at Sorbonne University. Her doctoral dissertation was a critical edition, commentary and historical study of an Ahl-e Haqq doctrinal text, Forqân al-Akhbâr, by Hâjj Ne’matollâh Jeyhunâbâdi (1871-1920).
Her current research interests include “normativity” in esoteric and syncretistic communities; religious groups encountering modernity; and the changing status of women in modernizing religious communities.
Her publications include :

Membrado, M. (2008). “Jeyhunābādi, Hājj Neʿmat-Allāh Mokri”. in E. Yarshater, Encylopaedia Iranica (Vol. XIV – Fascicle 6, pp. 641-643). New York: Encylopaedia Iranica Foundation Inc. http://www.iranica.com/articles/jeyhunabadi

—. (2010). “Excerpts from a ghazal; The Diwân-e Qalandar attribtuted to La’l Shahbâz Qalandar”. in Mission Interdisciplinaire Française du Sindh – Newsletter 5 – November 2010, pp. 9-10. http://ceias.ehess.fr/docannexe.php?id=1715

—. (2011). “L’impact des missionnaires chrétiens du début du XXème siècle sur l’étude d’une communauté initiatique kurde : les « Fidèles de Vérité » (Ahl-e Haqq)”. in B. Heyberger, & R. Madinier, L’Islam des marges : mission chrétienne et espaces périphériques du monde musulman, XVIe-XXe siècles. Paris: Karthala. pp. 207-229.

—. (2013). “Ahl-i Haqq consecrated families (khândân)“. in Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen & Alexandre Papas, (eds.). Family Portrait with Saints. Hagiography, Sanctity and Family in the Muslim World. Berlin: Klaus Schwarz-Ehess. pp. 220-253.

—. Forthcoming (2014). “The literary production of the Ahl-i Haqq in the modern era,” in, Rachida Chih, Denis Gril, Catherine Mayeur-Jaouen, and Rüdiger Seesemann (eds.). Sufism, Literary Production and Printing in the Nineteenth Century. Wurzburg: Ergon Verlag.

—. Forthcoming (2014). “Ḥājj Neʿmat-Allāh Jayḥūnābādī (1871–1920) and His Mystical Path Within the Ahl-e Ḥaqq Order“, Khanna Omarkhali (ed.), Religious Minorities in Kurdistan: Beyond the Mainstream. Series: Studies in Oriental Religions. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

—. Forthcoming. “Qalandars and Ahl-e Haqq”, in Boivin, M. & Delage, R. (eds.), Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia: Shrines, Journeys, and Wanderers. Routledge.