S. Yaser Mirdamadi has previously served as a Visiting Teaching Fellow in Muslim ethics at Maktoum College, Dundee, Scotland. He joined the Institute of Isma‘ili Studies in 2016 as a researcher in Muslim bio-medical ethics. A graduate of AKU-ISMC (class of 2010), he is the first recipient of The Muhammad Arkoun doctoral scholarship.

In addition to his seminary background, he received his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from the University of Edinburgh. His fields of study are philosophical theology, political theology, philosophy of religion, modern Islam, and Muslim ethics. One of his recent publications is ‘Why I Am Muslim.’ In The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Philosophy and Religion, edited by Mark A. Lamport, London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2022, pp. 383–407