Principal Investigator:

Robert Gleave is Professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Exeter.  He researchers Islamic legal theory, and has worked most extensively on the Shīʿī tradition of Muslim thought.  He was director of the LIVIT (Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Islamic Thought) Project, which ran from 2010 to 2013, and with Dr Istvan Kristo-Nagy he will be editing a series entitled Violence in Islamic Thought.  More information can be found here.

Research Fellow:

Dr Mustafa Baig gained his PhD from the University of Manchester in 2012.  His interests principally lie in the study of Islamic jurisprudence in non-Muslim contexts, investigating how Islamic jurists – who predominantly addressed Muslims living under Muslim rule – discussed the ‘more exceptional’ cases of Muslims living in non-Muslim lands, and the legal and theological implications involved. As well as examining the classical literature on Muslims in non-Muslim jurisdictions, he is also interested in following new modern/ist discourses on Muslims in minority contexts.  While conducting his own research on themes connected to the Islamic Reformulations project, he will be working with Professor Robert Gleave to coordinate activities linked to the public agenda of the Project. More information can be found here.

Past Research Fellow: Dr Sarah Elibiary was Research Fellow on the Islamic Reformulations project from November 2012 to October 2013.  She left the project, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

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