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|Occupation||Head of Constituency Studies Research Unit and Senior Research Fellow|
|Institutions||The Institute of Ismaili Studies|
Shainool Jiwa is the Head of Constituency Studies at the Institute of Ismaili Studies and a research scholar, specializing in Fatimid History.
Education[edit | edit source]
- PhD, Islamic Studies, University of Edinburgh (1984 – 1989)
- M.A, Islamic Studies, McGill University
Career[edit | edit source]
- Head of Constituency Studies Research Unit, Institute of Ismaili Studies (2012 – Present)
- Member of Board of Governers, Edinburgh Napier University (2012 – Present)
- Head of the Department, Community Relations, Institute of Ismaili Studies (2005 – 2012)
- Founding Coordinator, Quranic Studies Project, Institute of Ismaili Studies (2002 – 2005)
- Manager and Counsellor, Saheliya, Edinburgh
- Part-time Commissioner, Mental Welfare Commission, Scotland
Academic Activities[edit | edit source]
- Teacher for graduate programmes at Institute for Ismaili Studies
- Senior Research Fellow at Institute for Ismaili Studies
- Chief Examiner for Islamic History at International Baccalaureate Organization from 2001 to 2010
Books[edit | edit source]
- The Fatimids: The Rise of a Muslim Empire, I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2018
- The Shi'i World: Pathways in Tradition and Modernity, I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2015
- The Fatimid Caliphate: Diversity of Traditions, I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2017, Co-Author Farhad Daftary
Articles[edit | edit source]
- Kinship, Camaraderie, and Contestation: Fatimid Relations with the Ashraf in the Fourth AH/Tenth CE century, Al-Masaq, Vol. 28: 3, 2016.
- From Slaves to Supporters: The Role of the Slavs in the Fatimid Mediterranean Empire in the Fourth AH/Tenth CE century, Mediaeval Studies , Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Vol. 77, 2015.
- Historical representations of a Fatimid Imam-caliph: Exploring al- Maqrizi’s and Idris’ writings on al-Mu‘izz Li Din Allah, Alifba: Studi Arabo-Islamici e Mediterranei, Vol. 22, 2009.
- Fatimid-Buyid Diplomacy During the Reign of Al-‘Aziz billah, Journal of Islamic Studies, Oxford University, Vol. 3 no 1, p. 55-71, 1992.
- The genesis of Ismaili da‘wa activities in the Yemen, Bulletin of the British Society of Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), Vol.15 no.1, p. 50-63, 1988.