Ahmed H. al-Rahim

Associate Professor

Gibson Hall, S-353


Ph.D., Yale University, 2009

Research Interests

Ahmed H. al-Rahim joined the Department of Religious Studies in 2009. Previously he served in the Office of Analysis for Near East and South Asia, the U.S. Department of State. His research and teaching focus on medieval and modern Arabic and Islamic intellectual and philosophical history. Professor al-Rahim is the author of The Creation of Philosophical Tradition: Biography and the Reception of Avicenna’s Philosophy from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century A.D., Diskurse der Arabistik; XXI (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018); “Arabic Literary Prose, Adab Literature, and the Formation of Islamicate Imperial Culture,” in The Cambridge History of World Literature, edited by Debjani Ganguly (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021); and the forthcoming Islamic Ethics: An Introduction to the Classical Tradition, New Islamic Surveys (Edinburgh University Press). His current projects include a history of handbooks of professional ethics (adab) of the premodern Islamicate world and a primer on the ideologies of modern political Islam in the Middle East.