Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Professor Hugh Goddard

Hugh is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Alwaleed Centre with research expertise on Christian-Muslim relations.

Hugh Goddard

Hugh was the Founder-Director of the Alwaleed Centre from 2009 - 2017.

He was an undergraduate in Oxford, where he studied Islamic History under Albert Hourani, and then took his doctorate from the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in Birmingham, where his supervisor was David Kerr. He has worked and studied in the Middle East, in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, and has also undertaken a number of research visits to other regions of the Islamic World, including Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Malaysia, Indonesia and Central Asia.

Prior to moving to Edinburgh he worked in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in the University of Nottingham, where he served as Professor of Christian-Muslim Relations from 2004.

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