I am an intellectual historian of the Islamic world, working on the history of Islamic thought from the later Middle Ages to the modern period. I am particularly interested in the theoretical Sufism of Ibn ʿArabī and his followers, controversies in late-medieval and early-modern Islamic law (particularly the permissibility of music and other so-called ‘diversions’), Muslim-Christian and Muslim-Jewish interactions, Islamic ‘revivalism’ in the early modern and modern periods, and the reception of the medieval Islamic tradition in modern Islamic thought.
- Postgraduate, Wadham College, Oxford (from 2014 to 2017)
- Undergraduate, Pembroke College, Oxford (from 2010 to 2014)
- The intellectual and religious history of the Islamic world (medieval and modern)
- A Short History of Islamic Thought (Head of Zeus / OUP, 2021)
- Between Judaism and Islam: A Special Issue of the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies in Honour of Samuel Miklos Stern (2021) (editor)
- Sufism and the Scriptures: Metaphysics and Sacred History in the Thought of ‘Abd al-Karīm al-Jīlī (I.B. Tauris, 2021)
- Sufism and the Perfect Human: From Ibn ‘Arabī to al-Jīlī (Routledge, 2020)
- Iran: Persia: Ancient & Modern (Odyssey Guides, 2016) (co-author)
- Member of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs
- Member of the British Association of Islamic Studies
Sufism (for BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies; BA in Theology; MPhil in Islamic Studies and History)
Modern Islamic Thought (for BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies; MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies)
World Religions (for BTh)
Arabic language (for BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies)
- Clarendon Scholarship (2016).