Stephen Burge joined The Institute of Ismaili Studies as a Research Associate in 2009, having completed his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh.

He has published two monographs, Angels in Islam: Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti's al-Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik (London, 2012) and The Prophet Muhammad: Islam and the Divine Message (London, 2020) which was published in the IIS Accessible series, The World of Islam. He has also edited The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Qur’anic Exegesis (Oxford, 2015) and, with Asma Hilali, The Making of Religious Texts in Islam (Berlin, 2019).

He is currently editing and translating a volume of the Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries Series on rituals in Islam.

He has published a number of articles on angels, exegesis and interpretation, and hadith. His main research interests are the works of Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti, hadith studies, tafsir (Qur'anic Exegesis) and angelology.