This Series is in honour of the Founding Director of AKU-ISMC, Abdou Filali-Ansary, a renowned scholar and well-known public figure whose work closely aligns to the vision and mission of AKU-ISMC. In this Series, we publish progressive, innovative research to generate discussion and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.
The papers represent work from affiliated faculty, fellows, researchers, and doctoral students across a wide range of research areas, demonstrating both the depth and breadth of research being undertaken at the Institute. We also offer the opportunity for our Masters students who have won the best thesis award to publish an abridged version of their thesis with us. We welcome submissions from external researchers that address current AKU-ISMC research priorities.
The views expressed in the Series are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of AKU-ISMC. Although occasional papers are not formally peer reviewed, they are thoroughly researched and are reviewed by members of our research team. Copyright rests with the authors.
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Walid Ghali (AKU-ISMC), Jeff Tan (AKU-ISMC) and Sarah Bowen Savant (AKU-ISMC)
- Shahzad Bashir (Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities/ Director Middle East Studies, Watson Institute, Brown University)
- Zulfiqar Bhutta (Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health/ Co-Director of SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, Aga Khan University)
- Amal Ghazal (Director, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies/ Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University)
- Deniz Kandiyoti (Emeritus Professor in Development Studies, SOAS)
- Elmira Köchümkulova (Head of Cultural Heritage and Humanities Unit/ Associate Professor School of Arts and Sciences, University of Central Asia)
- El-Nasir Lalani (Director, Centre for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Aga Khan University)
- Susanne Olsson (Professor of the History of Religions, Stockholm University)
- Nasser Rabbat (Aga Khan Professor/ Director Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Department of Architecture, MIT)
- Catharina Raudvere (Professor of the History of Religions, University of Copenhagen)
Charlotte Whiting (AKU-ISMC)