Majid Montazer Mahdi is a historian of Islamic law. He is currently a Muslim Biomedical Ethics project researcher at the Institute of Ismaili Studies. Majid was trained as an Islamic legal scholar at Tehran University. He received his MA degree in Muslim Cultures from Aga Khan University-Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in 2012. He got his Ph.D. in Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. His dissertation deals with biographical dictionaries of Shiʿi ulama written in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Before joining IIS, he was an AHRC Research Associate at the University of Oxford. Majid is also a cultural historian of the Persianate world. He has contributed to the ERC-KITAB project and the Invisible East programme by editing Arabic and Persian manuscripts and documents. His recent article on the legal practices in the premodern Islamic world will appear in the Journal of American Oriental Society. His articles have appeared in Cities of Medieval Iran and Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History Volume 20.