Biography

Dr. Feras Hamza

Introduction

Dr Feras Hamza is Head of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE, and is also a Research Fellow in the Qur’anic Studies Unit at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London.

He co-edited (with Sajjad Rizvi and Farhana Mayer) An Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries, Volume I: On the Nature of the Divine (Oxford, 2008) and is the general series editor for the multi-volume Anthology of Qur’anic Commentaries, as well as editor for the Brill series Islamic Literatures: Texts and Studies.

He has authored several historical articles on the early Muslim community, as well as articles on the epistemological and methodological approaches in Qur’anic and tafsīr studies. He is currently working on a critical introduction to women in the Qur’aninfo-icon (with Karen Bauer), as a companion monograph to Volume II of the Anthology series, as well as a hermeneutics-based project entitled Time and Narrative in the Qur’an.