Ilkka Lindstedt
  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

20102022

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Description of research and teaching

Ilkka Lindstedt is Lecturer in Islamic theology at the Faculty of Theology. He holds a PhD and title of docent in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Helsinki. He specializes in early Islam, Arabic literature, and Arabic epigraphy.

His research looks at early Islam through theories of identity formation and group behavior. He utilizes in particular the social identity approach, a framework developed in social psychology. His book Muhammad and His Followers in Context: The Religious Map of Late Antique Arabia is forthcoming (Brill).

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology