Patrick Wing

Asst Professor, History

Degrees: Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 2007.

Office: History, Gannett Center #9

Phone: 909/748-8742



Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

Middle East, with emphasis on the period of Mongol rule in Iran, political ideology, tribal identity and Islam

Professional Background

Patrick Wing specializes in the history of the Middle East, particularly the period of Mongol rule in Iran, Iraq and Anatolia. His current research examines the role of tribal identity and the mobilization of symbols of both the Islamic and Mongolian past in the construction of royal authority by a dynasty in the 14th and 15th centuries. He is currently working on a book manuscript entitled "Dynastic State Formation in the Mongol Middle East."

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Modern Middle East
  • Islam and Modernity
  • Religion and Politics in Iran
  • Orientalism
  • Islam and the Middle East, 600-1700
  • World History to 1450
  • Strangers in Strange Lands: Travelers, Marvels and History (First Year Seminar)

Degrees Held

Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 2007

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University (2007-08)
  • Adjunct Instructor, Loyola University, Chicago (2006)

Awards and Honors

Faculty Research Grant, University of Redlands, 2009-10


Review of Anne Broadbridge, “Kingship and Ideology in the Islamic and Mongol Worlds in Journal of Islamic Studies, forthcoming, 2009.

“The Construction of Royal Authority in the Post-Mongol Middle East,” Middle East Studies Association Conference, Washington, D.C., November, 2008.

“Historical Relations between Iran and the United States,” Presentation to Redlands Kiwanis Club, October, 2008.

Review of Timothy May, "The Mongol Art of War: Chinggis Khan and the Mongol Military System," in Mamluk Studies Review 12:2 (2008): 231-233.

Review of Denise Aigle, "Le Fars sous la domination Mongole: Politique et Fiscalité (XIIIe-XIVe s.)," in Mamluk Studies Review 12:1 (2008): 208-210.

“The Decline of the Ilkhanate and the Mamluk Sultanate’s Eastern Frontier,” Mamluk Studies Review 11:2 (2007): 77-88.

Professional Affiliations

Middle East Studies Association of North America

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