Pegah Zohouri Haghian


St Antony's College


D.Phil in Oriental (Middle Eastern and Islamic) Studies


Educational Background:

I have been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. Before obtaining my Master Degree in Middle Eastern Studies at Ca' Foscari University, Italy, I have been a visiting student at the University of Tehran, Iran and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, United Kingdom. I hold a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from IUAV, Italy.

Research Interests:

My research is set at the intersection between contemporary Islamic intellectual history and sociology of knowledge, tackling questions of authority, mediation, and politics of knowledge production in a global perspective. In my dissertation, I explore the role of transnational social networks in the process of intellectual legitimation of Muslim thinkers in contemporary Europe.

Recent Publications:

Review of Exploring the Multitude of Muslims in Europe, by Niels Valdemar Vinding, Egdunas Racius and Jörn Thielmann (eds.), The European Legacy: Towards a New Paradigm (forthcoming).

“Pluralism in contemporary Islamic thought: the case of Abdolkarim Soroush and Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd” In Pluralism in Islamic Context: Ethics, Politics and Modern Challenges. New York: Springer (2020).

Review of Europe’s Angry Muslim: The Revolt of the Second Generation, by Robert S. Leiken, The European Legacy: Towards a New Paradigm 23, no. 5 (2018).

Pegah Zohouri