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Faculty Fellow

Thibaut d’Hubert

Associate Professor, South Asian Languages and Civilizations University of Chicago


Thibaut d’Hubert works on Middle Bengali poetry and Indo-Persian literature. His primary domain of research is the history of literary practices in eastern India and, more generally, the study of poetics in multilingual contexts. His approach brings together textual criticism, literary hermeneutics, the study of traditional modes of philology, and the performance of poetry in religious and secular settings. His work on Bengali poetry in Arakan led him to explore the making of vernacular traditions within the Persianate world and the transfer of knowledge between South and Southeast Asia; two themes that are still central to his current projects.

To learn more about Thibaut d’Hubert’s research and publications, please see his profile page at the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations.

Featured Project


A Worldwide Literature: Jami (1414-1492) in the Dar Al-Islam and Beyond

A Worldwide Literature: Jami (1414-1492) in the Dar Al-Islam and Beyond

The preparation of a digital corpus of the classical Persian poet’s works along with commentaries helped answer crucial questions largely neglected by Islamic historiography.

This one-year project aimed to develop a long-term research agenda capable of approaching transformative intellectual trends in the postclassical Muslim tradition by studying the reception of the works of polymath ’Abd al-Rahman Jami (1414-1492), one of the most widely read authors in the...