​V​​isiting Lecturers

David Taylor​​
Director and Associate Professor ​
Indian nationalism and its determinants; Indian political thought; right-wing political movements in India; political economy of India and the nature of the Indian state;
mass media and politics in India; Islam and politics in Pakistan

K Humayun Ansari
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Amine Cakir Surmeli
SOAS, University of London, UK

​Igor Cherstich 
SOAS, University of London, UK

Abdou Filali-Ansary
Political philosophy; Islam and modernity; democratisation and civil society in Muslim contexts; contemporary debates on heritages of Muslims

Jason Edwards​
Birkbeck, University of London, UK​

Karim Javan
Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK

Farouk Topan
Associate Professor
Swahili literature; Islam in African literature; African poetry; identity in East Africa

Hadi Enayat
Syracuse University in London

Murray Last
University ​College London

Jeff Tan
Associate Professor
Development studies; privatisation, entrepreneurship and innovation; late industrialisation; developmental state theories; governance and corruption; Malaysian political economy

Luay Abdulilah Mohammed
SOAS Language Centre, UK​​

​Azim Nanji
Aga Khan University ​​

Kathryn Spellman Poots
Associate Professor
Muslims in the UK; Muslims in Western societies; women and gender in the Middle East and North Africa; diasporic studies and transnational migration; Iranian diaspora; gender and religious practices in contemporary Libyan society

Ali Paya
University of Westminster, UK

​Wael Odeh
Institute of Ismaili Studies, UK​​

Philip Wood
Associate Professor
Christian Orient; Late antiquity; Syriac; Hagiography and Historiography; Ethnogenesis and communalism; History of the Caliphate; Diaspora; Migration; Religious minorities in modern Syria and Iraq

Zeinab Suriya
Formerly at SOAS, University of London​

Sarah Bowen Savant
Associate Professor
Early Islam; the Study of Religion; historiography; Late Antique Iran and Iraq; Prophetic biography

Stephane Pradines
Associate Professor
Muslim Art and Archaeology; Swahili Coast and Archaeology in Sub-Saharan Africa; Egypt and Urban Archaeology in Cairo; Muslim Fortifications


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