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Ali, Aun Hasan Assistant Professor

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  • Aun Hasan Ali's research focuses on the intellectual history of Shi'ism, including both the pre-modern and modern periods. In particular, he is interested in studying Shi'ism through the lens of the concept of tradition and social network theory. Ali is also interested in Shi'i law and legal theory, especially the interplay between shariah and legislation. His current project examines intellectual life in the city of Hillah in southern Iraq in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries CE. Ali is also preparing the final draft of an article in which he examines the relationship between Sunnism and Shi'ism through the lens of the issue of documentary evidence in Islamic law. His recent publications include a translation of a Persian chapter about the Qajar philosopher Abu'l-Hasan Jilveh in Philosophical traditions in Qajar Iran, set to be published by Brill in 2015, and two articles on Shi'i legal theory, classical and modern, in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Law.

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  • islam, islamic history, shi'ism, iraq, iran, islamic law, islamic theology, islamic philosophy, islamic jurisprudence, quran, hillah, ilkhanid history, intellectual history, social history, abbasid history, islamic intellectual traditions, shi'i hadith, tradition

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Teaching

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  • RLST 4840 Senior Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 5840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6840 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6945 Portfolio: Non-Thesis Option (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 6950 Portfolio: Thesis Option (Spring 2019)
  • RLST 3040 The Quran (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 4820 Interdisciplinary Seminar on Religion (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 4840 Senior Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 5820 Interdisciplinary Seminar on Religion (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 5840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6840 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6945 Portfolio: Non-Thesis Option (Spring 2018)
  • RLST 6950 Portfolio: Thesis Option (Spring 2018)

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