About Khalil Andani

Khalil Andani holds a Ph.D in Islamic Studies from Harvard University (Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) and serves as an Assistant Professor of Religion at Augustana College. He teaches courses on Islam, Islamic Ethics, Comparative Philosophical Theology and Mysticism, Christian-Muslim relations, and the Study of Religion. His personal website is khalilandani.com. Khalil's dissertation, titled “Revelation in Islam: Qur’anic, Sunni, and Shi‘i Ismaili Perspectives” won the 2020 Best PhD Dissertation of the Year Award from the Foundation for Iranian Studies.

Khalil Andani is currently writing his first book -- a historical investigation of Islamic theologies of revelation in the formative and classical periods of Islam, beginning with the Qur’an and extending through Qur’anic commentary (tafsir), Sunni and Shi‘i prophetic tradition (hadith), Sunni theology (kalam), and Shi‘i Ismaili philosophy.  Khalil Andani's published work is on the following academic platforms: Academia.edu Google Scholar Harvard Scholar ResearchGate PhilPapers Middle East Studies Assocation.

Khalil Andani's publications include articles in The Brill Journal of Sufi Studies, The Journal of Islamic and Muslim StudiesThe Oxford Journal of Islamic StudiesReligion Compass, and The Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies. He has book chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy, Deconstructing Islamic StudiesGlobal-Critical Philosophy of Religion, The Routledge Companion to the Quran, and  A Guide to Sufi Literature; and two prior articles in Sacred Web. Andani has taught several courses in Islamic studies and religious studies as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. His recent conference papers and academic talks are featured in the Research Blog.

He also holds Master of Arts (AM) and Master of Theological Studies degrees (2014) specializing in Islamic philosophy and Ismaili thought from Harvard University. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and articled with KPMG Canada (2005-2011). He completed Bachelor of Mathematics (BMath) and Master of Accounting degrees at the University of Waterloo (2008).