Nathan Spannaus

Research Officer

Nathan Spannaus is a graduate of McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies and Harvard University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and he has previously held positions at Princeton University and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He specialises in Islamic intellectual history, and his research focuses on modernity and secularisation in the Islamic world and their impact on forms of religious and social thought, particularly from the mid-eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries. His work has appeared in Arabica, The Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (forthcoming), The Muslim World, Islamic Law and Society and The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology. Nathan’s monograph, Preserving Islamic Tradition: Abu Nasr Qursawi and the Beginning of Modern Reformism, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.   

E-mail: nathan.spannaus@qeh.ox.ac.uk