Andrew Newman: Team Leader Middle East and North Africa

Dr Andrew Newman is Reader in Islamic Studies and Persian, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh 

Andrew-NewmanHe holds a BA in History, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA, and an MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. 

He joined IMES in 1996, having been a Research Fellow at both the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford and Green College, Oxford, whilst researching topics in the history of Islamic medicine.

His interests include the history of Twelver Shi'ism, the history of Islamic law, hadith studies, the evolution of the legal bases of Islamic medical theory and practice, the history of Iran and Persian language and literature, and modern Arabic literature.