Christopher Pooya Razavian

Research Officer

Christopher Pooya Razavian’s research is focused on the relationship between autonomy and tradition in Shi'ism. He argues that greater attention needs to be paid to the discursive nature of autonomy and tradition within Shi'i thought.  His PhD was under the supervision of Professor Sajjad Rizvi at the University of Exeter. He has also spent many years in Iran, at both the Islamic Seminary and the University of Tehran. His last conference paper was titled ‘Autonomy and the Internalization of Shi’i Tradition’ presented at the Religion in Public Life Conference at the University of Exeter.