Dr Daryoush Mohammad Poor is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Academic Research and Publications at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, and a lecturer for the Department of Graduate Studies. He is also the editor of the Ismaili Heritage Series.
He received his PhD in Political and Social Studies from the University of Westminster in 2012. His first monograph, Authority without Territory: The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate (2014) is a fresh theoretical engagement with contemporary institutions of the Ismaili imamate. He co-edited and translated the memoirs of the 46th Ismaili Imam, The First Aga Khan (2018) with Daniel Beben. His most recent book, Command and Creation: A Shi‘i Cosmological Treatise, is a Persian edition and English translation of Muḥammad al-Shahrastānī’s Majlis-i maktūb (2021).
Dr Poor is a member of the Middle Eastern Studies Association, the Association for Iranian Studies, and the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Minorities Under Muslim Rule.
He has served as member of the Aga Khan Education Board for the UK (2015-2019). He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.