Andrew J. Newman

Visiting Edinburgh Professor

Andrew J. Newman, the Personal Chair of Islamic Studies and Persian at the University of Edinburgh, holds a B.A. in History, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from UCLA. He is also founder and moderator of Shii News and Resources and Associate Scholar at the Monde iranien et indien research center of the French national center for Scientific Research (CNRS). He is the author of two books, The Formative Period of Shi'i Law: Hadith as Discourse Between Qum and Baghdad (2000) and Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire (2006). He will be teaching Religion 28.05, Shi'i Islam, at Dartmouth in the Summer Term, 2018.

Thornton Hall
Education: 
B.A., Dartmouth College
M.A., UCLA
Ph.D., UCLA