Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Area of Expertise: Religion
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe, North Africa and Middle East
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu
Field of Work: Think tank/Research center
He read Modern History at Wadham College. From 1983 he was a Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford: Rothman’s Fellow in Muslim History and subsequently Fellow in Islamic Studies. He is an Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College and a member of the Faculties of Modern History and Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. He is Founder Editor of the Journal of Islamic Studies (OUP, 1990-); Series Editor, Makers of Islamic Civilization (OUP, 2004-). He specializes in Muslim social and intellectual history.
Dr Nizami is a Member, Academic Council of Wilton Park, U.K 2000 – 2003 -; Member, Academic Committee, Cumberland Lodge, 2003 -; Member, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Reference Group for Christian-Muslim Relations 2001-04; Scholar Consultant to the Christian-Muslim Forum, 2005-09; Patron, Oxford Amnesty Lectures, 2003-; Member, Steering Committee C-100, World Economic Forum, Davos 2004 – 2007; Member, International Advisory Panel, World Islamic Economic Forum, Malaysia 2004 – 2008; Member, UniRazak International Advisory Board; Member, Council of the Al-Falah Programme, University of California, Berkeley 2000 – 2005; Member, Advisory Board, Duke University’s Islamic Studies Centre; Member of the Court of Oxford Brookes University 2000 – 2009; Director, Oxford Inspires, 2002 -2003.
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