Our Team

 

Sarah Bowen Savant

Sarah Bowen Savant

Professor, AKU-ISMC, and Principle Investigator of KITAB

Professor Savant is a cultural historian specialising in the Middle East and Iran ca. 600-1500. Read more…

Maxim Romanov

Maxim Romanov

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Romanov is a Universitätsassistent für Digital Humanities at the Institute for History, University of Vienna. Read more…

Abdul Rahman Azzam

Abdul Rahman Azzam

Sira Project

With a BA and Dphil from Oxford University, Dr Azzam’s focus is on the development of Islamic thought from the medieval to the modern Muslim world and the interaction between traditional Islam and modernity. Read more…

Anjum Alam

Anjum Alam

Project Manager

Anjum Alam is Project Manager for KITAB. Read more…

Aslisho Qurboniev

Aslisho Qurboniev

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Aslisho Qurboniev is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at KITAB working on the Islamic West, including medieval Maghrib, al-Andalus and Sicily.. Read more…

David Smith

David Smith

Sira Project

David Smith is an Associate Professor in Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science. Read more…

Gowaart Van Den Bossche

Gowaart Van Den Bossche

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Gowaart Van Den Bossche studied History and Arabic and Islamic Studies at Ghent University and the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo. Read more…

Hamid Reza Hakimi

Hamid Reza Hakimi

Annotator of Arabic Texts

Responsible for annotating Arabic Texts for the KITAB corpus . Read more…

Kevin Jaques

Kevin Jaques

Sira Project

Kevin Jaques is an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University. Read more…

Lorenz Nigst

Lorenz Nigst

Research Associate

Lorenz Nigst is Research Associate with KITAB Project. Read more

Masoumeh Seydi

Masoumeh Seydi

Digital Lead

Masoumeh Seydi is KITAB’s Digital Lead. While completing her PhD at the Institute of Informatics, University of Leipzig. Read more…

Mathew Barber

Mathew Barber

Research Associate - Digital Sira Project

Mathew Barber is a PhD Candidate at the department of Middle Eastern Studies in the University of Edinburgh. Read more…

Nadia Bhaloo

Nadia Bhaloo

Administrative Assistant

Nadia Bhaloo is an Administrative Assistant for the KITAB project. She brings extensive experience of finance and budget through her association with various organisations in the capacity of Financial Officer.

Peter Verkinderen

Peter Verkinderen

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Peter Verkinderen is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at KITAB working on the central regions of the Islamic lands. Read more…

Ryan Muther

Ryan Muther

Sira Project

Ryan Muther is a PhD student in the Computer Science program at Northeastern University advised by Professor David Smith. Read more…

Simon P. Loynes

Simon P. Loynes

Annotator for Arabic Texts

Responsible for annotating Arabic Texts for the KITAB corpus. Read more…

Sohail Merchant

Sohail Merchant

Technical Lead

Responsible for managing the infrastructure and developing the application architecture for KITAB. Read more…

KITAB’s team is supported by many members of the AKU computing staff, including:

  • Mohammad Fahd
  • Eugene O’Donnel
  • Jonathan Hughes
  • Omer Manya
  • Rafay Hassan
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