Francesco Leccese is Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies at the University of Calabria. He is a specialist of the Muslim civilization with a focus on contemporary Sufism in the Arab world and in the West.
He has written two monographs Sufi Network. Le confraternite islamiche tra globalizzazione e tradizione (2017) and Il santo sufi della Valle del Nilo. Šayḫ Muḥammad ‘Uṯmān ‘Abduhu al-Burhānī (1904-1983) e la ṭarīqa Burhāniyya (2017), and articles in academic journals, including Oriente Moderno and Annali dell’Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”– Sezione Orientale, AION.
His latest publication is “Islam, Universal Sufism, Counterculture movements and Traditional Sufi Networks”, in Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West 2nd Edition (edited by Roberto Tottoli), London-New York, Routledge, 2022, pp. 314-328