Jihad in Bosnia: A Conversation with Darryl Li and Michael Sells

In this episode, Darryl Li discusses his new book, The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity with Michael Sells. They discuss the war in Bosnia, the involvement of foreign fighters in the conflict, and how this moment in modern history contributes to a fuller understanding of jihad. This episode was produced by Nora Kane.

Darryl Li is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Universal Enemy (Stanford University Press, 2019).

Michael Sells is Emeritus Professor of Islamic History and Literature at the University of Chicago Divinity School and author of The Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia (University of California Press, 1998).

Episode Resources:

  • The introduction to The Universal Enemy is available to read here. Purchase the book from your local bookstore.
  • Purchase The Bridge Betrayed by Michael Sells from your local bookstore.
  • The Spirit of Bosnia is an online journal that publishes writing on the history, politics, and literature of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Cover image courtesy of Stanford University Press.

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