About the Author
Asad Q. Ahmed
is Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and the Program in Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. He graduated in 2000 from Yale University with an AB from the Departments of Literature and Philosophy and in 2006 with a PhD from the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University. His research interests include early Islamic history and historiography, classical Arabic poetry and poetics, Arabo-Islamic philosophy, theology, and logic, and the post-classical rationalist Islamic scholarly tradition, with a special focus on South Asia.