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Khalil Andani

Khalil Andani holds a Ph.D in Islamic Studies from Harvard University (Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) and serves as an Assistant Professor of Religion at Augustana College.

He is currently writing his first book based on his dissertation, titled “Revelation in Islam: Qur’anic, Sunni, and Shi‘i Ismaili Perspectives”, which is a historical investigation of Islamic theologies of revelation in the formative and classical periods of Islam, beginning with the Qur’an and extending through Qur’anic commentary (tafsir), Sunni and Shi‘i prophetic tradition (hadith), Sunni theology (kalam), and Shi‘i Ismaili philosophy.

Khalil Andani's 
publications include articles in The Oxford Journal of Islamic StudiesReligion Compass, The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy, The Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies, forthcoming chapters in A Guide to Sufi Literature, Deconstructing Islamic Studies, and Global-Critical Philosophy of Religion, and two articles in Sacred Web. He has taught several courses in Islamic studies and religious studies as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. His recent conference papers and academic talks are featured in the Research Blog.


Khalil Andani holds a Master of Theological Studies degree (2014), specializing in Islamic philosophy and Ismaili thought, from Harvard University.


Khalil Andani also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) having articled with KPMG Canada and completed Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) and Master of Accounting degrees at the University of Waterloo (2008). 

Conference Paper:
"Reading Text through Pre-Text: Redefining Isma'ili Hermeneutics"
International Quranic Studies Association
November 17-21, 2017 (Boston, MA)


Conference Paper:
"From The Transcendent Kitab to the Arabic qur'ans"
International Qur'anic Studies Association
November 2019 (San Diego, CA)




Conference Paper:
"The Qur'an: From Revelation to Scripture"
Harvard-Yale Book Conference 2019
May 2019 (Cambridge, MA)


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