Dr. Farouk Mitha is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at University of Victoria, Canada. He was Academic Course Director at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), for the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) from 2008-2011, and is currently involved with the IIS in developing curricula for Human Resource Development Programmes. He has a B.A. in History from the University of Toronto, a M.A in Islamic Studies from McGill, a M.A in International Education from the University of London, and a Ph.D. in English Literature and Education from the University of Victoria. His current research is on the teaching of Shakespeare in secondary schools; and debates on the concept of culture in educational research.

 

He has published in the area of medieval Islamic thought and on the state of liberal education in contemporary Muslim societies, as well as on Canadian literature and Iranian cinema.

 

His book, Al-Ghazali and the Ismailis: A Debate on Reason and Authority in Medieval Islam was published by I.B Tauris in 2001.