Dr Talal Al-Azem


Dr Talal Al-Azem is lecturer in Islam, and is the Mohammed Noah Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, where he also serves as Fellow Librarian. He obtained his BA in history and Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his MSt and DPhil from the University of Oxford, Faculty of Oriental Studies in 2011. He was lecturer in Islamic history at the Faculty of Oriental Studies frp, 2011–14, was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship at Pembroke College, Oxford in 2012, and was a research officer on the ERC-funded IMPAcT (Islamic philosophy and theology) project from 2014-15. His research focuses on social and intellectual history of the Muslim world, with particular attention to institutions of law and learning in the medieval and early modern Near East. 

Research Area(s):

Study of Religions

Research Interests:

Islamic law, jurisprudence, legal systems, and moral theology
Medieval Muslim education and learning
The transformation of concepts and institutions from the late medieval into the early modern period in the Muslim world

Research Centres and Projects:

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies


Co-Editor of the Journal of Islamic Studies, Oxford University Press





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