Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
Adil Mawani is a scholar of colonial and postcolonial Islam in South Asia, with an emphasis on Urdu and Arabic language materials. Mawani received a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Toronto, an M.A. in philosophy from King’s College University of London, and an M.Phil. in philosophy from Birkbeck College University of London. This was followed by a six-month sojourn in Damascus, Syria to study Arabic and the rich culture of the Middle East. Mawani returned to the University of Toronto where he obtained an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the Department for the Study of Religion.
His research and publications focus on the ways that centuries-old writing traditions of Islam were adapted by Muslim authors for modern, nineteenth-century readerships. Mawani aspires to revisit his M.A. research on the representation of religion in Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses.
Recent Courses Taught
The Quran: The Scripture of Islam
Appointed to the Faculty2022
Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A., University of Toronto
M.Phil., Birkbeck College, University of London
M.A., King’s College, University of London
B.A., University of Toronto