Dr Nadia Eboo Jamal is a lecturer, historian and author, focusing broadly on the history of Muslim societies.
Dr Jamal is a member of the Board of Governors of the IIS. Over the past 15 years, she has been actively involved with the IIS, providing her expertise on the history of Muslim civilisations and lecturing for a variety of IIS programmes, including the Secondary Teacher Education Programme.
Currently, she is developing educational materials for the secondary curriculum on Muslim Societies and Civilisations at the Department of Curriculum Studies at the IIS. Dr Jamal has also engaged in various projects on behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network’s Department of Diplomatic Affairs, including providing insight into current issues in Muslim societies and their roots, as well as for the Canadian foreign ministry (Global Affairs Canada) and the Portuguese foreign service.
She continues to volunteer in the realm of religious education as a lecturer and faculty member with several institutions within the Ismaili community.
After graduating from Manchester University with a first-class degree (BA Hons) in Islamic Studies, Dr Jamal completed her MA and PhD at the School of Near Eastern Literatures and Languages, New York University, where she specialised in medieval Persian history with an emphasis on the Ismaili communities of the time.
She has published several works, including Surviving the Mongols: Nizari Quhistani and the Continuity of Ismaili Tradition in Iran.