My interests lie in the history of Muslim-Christian relations, and in particular in Muslim perceptions of Christianity and the Bible. This history sheds great light on current dialogue and interactions, as well as being fascinating in its own right. I am very interested in the interpretation of texts, a connecting thread running through my studies in English literature, and Christian and Muslim theology. My current book project aims to tell the story of Muslim engagement with the Bible from the rise of Islam until now. I am also Director of the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Oxford.

I hold degrees in English from Queen’s College, Cambridge (BA, 1987), Theology from London Bible College/CNAA (BA, 1992), Biblical Interpretation from London Bible College/Brunel University (MA, 1993), and Islamic Studies from Edinburgh University (PhD, 2002). Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, walking in the country, watching sport and meeting people.

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