Dr Farhan Nizami, C.B.E.Back to People

Subjects: History, Oriental Studies
Department: History and Oriental Studies
College appointment: Fellow by Special Election
Phone: 01865 278731


Studied History at Wadham College, Oxford.

In 1983 was elected Rothman’s Fellow in Muslim History and subsequently Fellow in Islamic Studies at St Cross College. Oxford. In 1997 elected Prince of Wales Fellow at Magdalen College and Emeritus Fellow at St Cross College.

Since 1985 has served as the founder Director of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, an institution for the advanced study of Islam and the Muslim world.


Member of the Faculties of History and of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford.

Research Interests

Muslim social and intellectual history (South-Asia in particular).

Selected Publications

Editor, Journal of Islamic Studies, Oxford University Press (1990- )

Series Editor, Makers of Islamic Civilization, Oxford University Press (2004- )