Discipline(s): Arabic Language and Literature, Islamic Studies, Theology
Department: Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
Professor Abdulsater's research focuses on Muslim theological and ethical discourses in their interactions with each other and with non-Muslim discourses. His research is also concerned with depictions of major theological themes and schools in classical Arabic literature and historiography. He has published articles on the confessional and communal development of Shiʿism, sixteenth-century Qur'anic exegesis, and on freedom of conscience in classical Islamic theology. His next book, Shiʿi Doctrine, Muʿtazili Theology: al-Sharīf al-Murtaḍā and the Systematization of Imami Discourse, is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press.