Research Associate, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Faculty / College Address:
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies / St. Antony's College
Majid Montazer Mahdi is a historian of Islamic law. He is currently affiliated with the faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford. He is also a researcher at the Institute of Ismaili Studies. Majid was trained as an Islamic legal scholar at Tehran University. He received his MA degree in Muslim Cultures from Aga Khan University-Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in 2012. He got his Ph.D. in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. His dissertation deals with biographical dictionaries of Shiʿi ulama written in the 17th and 18th centuries. Majid is also a cultural historian of the Persianate world. He has contributed to the ERC-KITAB project and the Invisible East programme by editing Arabic and Persian manuscripts and documents. His article on the reading culture of Shiraz in the Mongol era appeared in Cities of Medieval Iran (Brill, 2020). His latest contribution has been published in Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History Volume 20. In addition, he has written reviews that have appeared on Reading Religion.