OUR SCHOLARS | Robert Gleave

Gleave Robert

Robert Gleave is a professor of Arabic Studies at the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. The main research project he is currently focusing on is “Islamic Reformulations: Belief, Governance, and Violence”, which comprises of two elements: the development of a network of scholars examining the policy and security responses to religious belief and an analysis of the current state and future trajectories of Islamic thought about belief, governance, and violence. Prior to his arrival at Exeter, Gleave was a Visiting Mellon Scholar at the University of Chicago, a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, and a Visiting Scholar the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society, where he gave lectures on law, power, and exegesis in Shiite Islam.

Selected Publications include: Islamic Law in Theory Studies on Jurisprudence in Honor of Bernard Weiss (2014); Books and Bibliophiles: Studies in honour of Paul Auchterlonie on the Bio-Bibliography of the Muslim World (2014); Islam and Literalism: Literal Meaning and Interpretation in Islamic Legal Theory (2012); Religion and Society in Qajar Iran (2009); Scripturalist Islam: The History and Doctrines of the Akhbari School of Shii Thought (2007); Religion and Society in Qajar Iran (2005); and with Kermeli E, Islamic law (2001).