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Lejla Demiri

Professor of Islamic Doctrine at the Centre for Islamic Theology (University of Tübingen)

Degrees:PhD (University of Cambridge)

Dr. Lejla Demiri is Professor of Islamic Doctrine at the Centre for Islamic Theology, University of Tübingen. She received her PhD from the University of Cambridge (2008), and held post-doctoral fellowships at Trinity Hall, Cambridge (2007–10) and the Free University of Berlin (2010–12). Her research explores systematic theology, the intellectual history of Islam and Muslim-Christian theological encounters and publishes extensively on theological and inter-faith matters. She is the author of Muslim Exegesis of the Bible in Medieval Cairo (Brill, 2013), and co-editor of The Future of Interfaith Dialogue (with Yazid Said; Cambridge University Press, 2018) and Early Modern Trends in Islamic Theology (with Samuela Pagani; Mohr Siebeck, 2019). She serves as Section Editor for Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History (1500–1900) (Brill, 2012-present), co-Editor of Sapientia Islamica: Studies in Islamic Theology, Philosophy and Mysticism (Mohr Siebeck, 2018-present) and Senior Editor (Islam) of St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology (2019-present).