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…

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…

Sohail Merchant

Sohail Merchant

Technical Lead

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

David Smith

David Smith

Digital Sirah Project

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

Kevin Jaques

Kevin Jaques

Digital Sirah Project

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

Abdul Rahman Azzam

Abdul Rahman Azzam

Digital Sirah 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…

Ryan Muther

Ryan Muther

Digital Sirah Project

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

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…

Amal Imad

Amal Imad

Grant Manager

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

 

  • Jonathan Hughes
  • Markus Bushell
  • Eugene O’Donnell
  • Mohammad Fahd
  • Omer Manya
  • Rafay Hassan
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