Author: Denys Brylov

Denys Brylov is a senior researcher at the A. Krymsky Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv) and a research fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (Berlin). He is considered the foremost specialist on Islam and Islamic education in Ukraine. His other areas of expertise include Sufi political activism, transnational Sufi movements, religious factors in conflicts, and religion and nationalism. He is a member of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine's commission on the state recognition of higher theological education diplomas, academic degrees, and titles issued by higher theological educational institutions. Brylov has authored some 70 publications in multiple languages and is the co-editor of Sufism and the Islamic Spiritual Tradition: Texts, Institutions, Ideas, and Interpretations (2015). In recognition of his expertise, he led a project funded by the United States Institute of Peace on the interconfessional conflict in Ukraine after the 2022 Russian invasion.

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