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 three books, The Formative Period of Shi'i Law: Hadith as Discourse Between Qum and Baghdad (2000), Safavid Iran: Rebirth of a Persian Empire (2006), and Twelver Shi`ism: Unity and Diversity in the Life of Islam, 632 to 1722 (2013). He will be teaching Religion 28.05, Shi'i Islam, at Dartmouth in the Summer Term, 2018.

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