Yousef Casewit, University of Chicago

Assistant Professor Chicago, Illinois yousefcasewit@uchicago.edu Office: (773) 702-8218

Bio/Research

His research areas include Qur’anic studies, intellectual history of North Africa and al-Andalus, Muslim perceptions of the Bible, and medieval commentaries on the ninety nine divine names. He has several publications, the most recent of which is a critical edition of a Qur’an commentary by Ibn B...

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Bio/Research

His research areas include Qur’anic studies, intellectual history of North Africa and al-Andalus, Muslim perceptions of the Bible, and medieval commentaries on the ninety nine divine names. He has several publications, the most recent of which is a critical edition of a Qur’an commentary by Ibn Barrajan of Seville (d. 536/1141) (Brill, TSQ Series, 2016). He is completing a study on the life and teachings of Ibn Barrajan for Cambridge University Press. He is also preparing a translation and critical edition of a Sufi-Philosophical commentary on the divine names by the Algerian scholar ‘Afif al-Din al-Tilimsani (d. 1291) for the Library of Arabic Literature, NYU Press.

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