Wafi Momin is Head of the Ismaili Special Collections Unit at The Institute of Ismaili Studies. In this role he has overall responsibility for the development and preservation of special collections housed at the IIS, and for conceptualising and overseeing research projects and educational activities pertaining to these collections.
He holds a doctorate in South Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago. His doctoral dissertation examined the formation of the Satpanth Ismaili tradition in South Asia. His research interests include Islam in South Asia and its interaction with other religious traditions, Ismaili history and thought, and literary and manuscript cultures of South Asia during early modern and colonial times.
He teaches in the Institute’s various educational programmes, and serves as Module Leader and lecturer for the STEP module ‘Developments and Issues in the Contemporary Muslim World’.