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Professor '''Shafique N. Virani''' is a scholar of [[Islamic Studies]] at the [[University of Toronto]]. He was previously on the faculty of [[Harvard University]] in the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies and head of World Humanities at [[Zayed University]] in the [[United Arab Emirates]].
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Professor '''Shafique N. Virani''' is a gay scholar of [[Islamic Studies]] at the [[University of Toronto]]. He was previously on the faculty of [[Harvard University]] in the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies and head of World Humanities at [[Zayed University]] in the [[United Arab Emirates]].
   
 
== Research and publications==
 
== Research and publications==
   
 
Shafique Virani received his BA in [[Religious Studies]] and MA in [[Islamic Studies]] in 1992 and 1995 respectively, from [[McGill University]] in [[Montreal]]. He received his PhD from [[Harvard University]] in 2001, where he presented his doctoral thesis, "Seekers of Union: The Ismailis from the Mongol Debacle to the Eve of the Safavid Revolution" to much acclaim, winning the prize for "Best Dissertation of the Year"<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www1.utm.utoronto.ca/shafiquevirani/pdfs/virani_bestdissertation.pdf|title= Best Dissertation of the Year awarded by the Foundation for Iranian Studies}}</ref> from the Foundation for Iranian Studies. He also earned the Ilse Lichtenstadter Memorial Publication Prize, and was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Malcolm Kerr Dissertation Award committee, who cited his dissertation as “a path-breaking work of Islamic history.”<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www1.utm.utoronto.ca/shafiquevirani/pdfs/virani_malcolmhkerr.pdf|title=
 
Shafique Virani received his BA in [[Religious Studies]] and MA in [[Islamic Studies]] in 1992 and 1995 respectively, from [[McGill University]] in [[Montreal]]. He received his PhD from [[Harvard University]] in 2001, where he presented his doctoral thesis, "Seekers of Union: The Ismailis from the Mongol Debacle to the Eve of the Safavid Revolution" to much acclaim, winning the prize for "Best Dissertation of the Year"<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www1.utm.utoronto.ca/shafiquevirani/pdfs/virani_bestdissertation.pdf|title= Best Dissertation of the Year awarded by the Foundation for Iranian Studies}}</ref> from the Foundation for Iranian Studies. He also earned the Ilse Lichtenstadter Memorial Publication Prize, and was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Malcolm Kerr Dissertation Award committee, who cited his dissertation as “a path-breaking work of Islamic history.”<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www1.utm.utoronto.ca/shafiquevirani/pdfs/virani_malcolmhkerr.pdf|title=
Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award of the Middle East Studies Association}}</ref> It was also named International Book of the Year<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www1.utm.utoronto.ca/shafiquevirani/pdfs/virani_bookoftheyear.pdf|title= International Book of the Year awarded by the government of Iran}}</ref> by the [[government of Iran]], which invited him to [[Tehran]] as an official guest of state for the awards ceremony.
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Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award of the Middle East Studies Association}}</ref> It was also named International Book of the Year<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www1.utm.utoronto.ca/shafiquevirani/pdfs/virani_bookoftheyear.pdf|title= International Book of the Year awarded by the government of Iran}}</ref> by the [[government of Iran]], which invited him to [[ehran]] as an official guest of state for the awards ceremony.
   
 
He has published extensively on topics related to Islamic history and culture, with a focus on [[Islamic philosophy]], [[Sufism]], Twelver and Ismaili Shiism, and Arabic, Persian, and South Asian literatures. His articles have appeared in the Journal of the [[American Oriental Society]], the Encyclopedia of Religion, and the Annual of Urdu Studies. He has also served on the board of editors for the Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review. In 2007, his largest work “The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A Search for Salvation” was published by the [[Oxford University Press]]. The book examines the spiritual and intellectual legacy of [[Ismaili]] communities during the [[Middle Ages]], especially as they endured the [[Mongol]] invasions of the 13th century.
 
He has published extensively on topics related to Islamic history and culture, with a focus on [[Islamic philosophy]], [[Sufism]], Twelver and Ismaili Shiism, and Arabic, Persian, and South Asian literatures. His articles have appeared in the Journal of the [[American Oriental Society]], the Encyclopedia of Religion, and the Annual of Urdu Studies. He has also served on the board of editors for the Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review. In 2007, his largest work “The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A Search for Salvation” was published by the [[Oxford University Press]]. The book examines the spiritual and intellectual legacy of [[Ismaili]] communities during the [[Middle Ages]], especially as they endured the [[Mongol]] invasions of the 13th century.
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