STEP Faculty

STEP Faculty

The faculty is comprised of lecturers who have made a significant contribution to scholarship and are engaged in innovative research projects in their respective fields. The current lecturers include IIS, IOE and visiting scholars from leading international academic institutions:

Professor Afzal Ahmed – Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Lifelong Learning; Communication and Teaching Subjects through Art Forms.

Dr Omar Ali-De-Unzaga (IIS) – Qur’an; Qur’anic Exegesis; Tafsir.

Dr Nuha Al-Shaar (IIS) – Classical Arabic literature and thought; Ethics in Muslim traditions; Qur’anic exegesis.

Professor Ali Asani (Harvard) – Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures.

Ms Rosa Barugh (IIS) – Global Ethics; Post-Graduate Teaching; International Teaching and International Programmes.

Dr Stephen Burge (IIS)Hadithinfo-icon Studies; Hermeneutics; Qur'anic Exegesis; Literary Theory.

Dr Maria De Cillis (IIS) – Islamic Philosophy; Shi’i Studies; Islamic Theology.

Dr Alessandro Cancian (IIS) – Shi'i Sufisminfo-icon; Twelver Shi'ism; Mystical exegesis of the Qur'an; Anthropology of Islam.

Dr Dagi Dagiev (IIS) – Regime Transitions in Central Asia; Democratisation, Nationalism and Islam; Shi’i and Ismaili Studies.

Dr Farhad Daftary (IIS) – Ismaili History; Shi’i Studies; Shi’i Intellectual History.

Dr Zamira Dildorbekova (IIS) – Islam in Central Asia; Ismaili Studies; Curriculum Development; Research Methods.

Dr Hakim Elnazarov (IIS) – Central Asian Studies; Islam in Central Asia; Ismaili Studies.

Mr Stephen Ford (IOE) –  Software Development; TEFL; Educational Technology

Dr Karim Gulamali (IIS) – Religious Education; Teacher Education.

Dr Laila Halani (IIS) – Anthropology; Gender; Ismailis in Modern times; Contemporary Islamic movements.

Mr Nazmin Halani (IIS) – Education; Religious Education; Curriculum Development.

Mr Faheem Hussain (IIS) – Sensory History; Influence of state policies on history textbooks; Adolescent moral development.

Dr Abdulmamad Iloliev (IIS) – Central Asian Studies; Islamic mysticism; Ismaili devotional literature; Islamic popular culture.

Dr Nadia Eboo Jamal – Islamic Studies; Persian history and culture in the period of Mongol rule.

Dr Shainool Jiwa (IIS) – Ismaili Thought and History; Fatimidsinfo-icon

Dr Hassan Al-Khoee (IIS)  - Arabic Public Oratory in the Early Muslim Period

Dr Christie Johnson (IIS) – Arabic Verbal Arts; Theories of Literature and the Arts.

Ms Sophie Kerslake (IOE) – Classroom based action research; Developing innovation in education; Curriculum.

Dr Tullio Lobetti (IIS) – Philosophy of Religion; Hermeneutics and Epistemology; Theory in the Study of Religions.

Dr Toby Mayer (IIS) – Muslim philosophy; Esoteric Scriptural Exegesis; Mysticism; Qur’anic Hermeneutics.

Dr Orkhan Mir-Kasimov (IIS) – Shi'i Islam; Islamic mysticism and messianism.

Dr Gurdofarid Miskinzoda (IIS) – Shi’i Islam; Early Islam; Muslim Historical and Literary Tradition.

Dr Farouk Mitha (Victoria) – Teaching Shakespeare in Secondary Schools; Muslim intellectual history; Curriculum development in the Humanities.

Dr Farid Panjwani (UCL) – Philosophy of education; Contemporary education in Muslim societies; Religious Education.

Dr Daryoush Mohammad Poor (IIS) – Shi’i intellectual history; Ismaili Philosophy; Contemporary political theory.

Dr Maryam Rezaee (IIS) – Shi’i Studies; Women and Development; Cultural Studies; Gender; Social Policies; Research Methods.

Mr Riaz Rhemtulla (IIS) – Teacher Education; Religious Education; Curriculum Development and Implementation.

Ms Alexis Stones (IOE) – Sacred art; Museum education and Theatre-in-Education.

Dr Farouk Topan (AKU) – Oral and written African Literature; Swahili Culture, spirit possession, and Islam in East Africa.

Dr Roy Wilson (IIS) – Applied Language Studies; International English Language Teaching; Academic literacy.