Mohsen Goudarzi

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Classic/Near Eastern Studies .
Rm 266 Nicholson Hall

216 Pillsbury Dr. SE

My research focuses on the intellectual and social aspects of Islam’s emergence, in particular the Qur'an's relationship to Late Antique literature as well as its textual history. I am also interested in various fields of Islamic learning, especially the sciences of exegesis (tafsir), theology (kalam), and law (fiqh). Currently, I am working on my first book project, which proposes a new reading of major elements of the qur'anic worldview, including the Qur'an’s conception of scriptural and prophetic history. I have previously co-authored the first complete edition of the ancient Sana'a Qur'an palimpsest, and have forthcoming essays on post-classical Muslim exegesis and the significance of Ishmael in the Qur'an.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Harvard University, 2018.
  • M.A.: Stanford University, 2010.