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Khalil Andani

Khalil Andani is a Ph.D candidate (ABD) and an SSHRC Doctoral Fellow (2014-2019) at Harvard University studying Muslim intellectual history with a focus on Islamic theology, philosophy, and mysticism. His dissertation in progress focuses on how Muslims understand the nature and revelation of the Qur'an, with special attention to the concepts of scripture (kitab), revelatory inspiration (wahy), and hermeneutics in the Qur'an, classical Sunni exegesis (tafsir), classical Sunni kalam theology, and Shi'i Ismaili thought. His focus area in Ismaili thought is the theology and philosophy of Nasir-i Khusraw (d. ca. 1088).

Khalil Andani's 
publications include articles in The Oxford Journal of Islamic StudiesReligion Compass, The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy, forthcoming chapters in A Guide to Sufi Literature 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:
"Ismailism as a Scholarly Category in Islamic Studies"
Shi'i Studies Symposium - UChicago
October 2018 (Chicago, IL)




Conference Paper:
"Ismaili Interpretations of Shariah"
Sharia and the Secular Conference
October 2018 (Santa Barbara, CA)


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