Visiting Fellow

Kamal Ahmed is a Research Collaborator with Andrew Chignell on “Building Collaborative Research Networks Across the Islamic Scholarly Tradition and Western Philosophy,” a project funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Affiliated with the Center for Culture, Society and Religion, his research will draw on philosophy and intellectual history to carefully bring several Muslim thinkers from the 10th to 12th centuries, such as al-Māturīdī, al-Bāqillānī, al-Ghazālī, and al-Rāzī into conversation with Western philosophical traditions in the areas of epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of religion. In 2017-18, he taught in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. His doctoral dissertation at Oxford examines the interplay between rationality and scriptural texts in early Islamic legal epistemology.