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Meet the Team

Professor Garth Fowden Academic Director

Garth Fowden read Modern History at Merton College, Oxford, and there also wrote his doctoral thesis, under the supervision of Henry Chadwick, on Pagan philosophers in late antique society, with special reference to Iamblichus and his followers (1979). Between 1978 and 1983 he held research fellowships at Peterhouse and at Darwin College, Cambridge. From 1983 to 1985 he taught Byzantine and Modern Greek History at Groningen University in the Netherlands, whence he moved to a position at the National Research Foundation, Athens, and then to the Sultan Qaboos Chair in 2013. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton University; the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; the Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan; the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris; and most recently (2012-13) the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

 

Dr Daniel Weiss - Chair of CIP Management Committee

Daniel H. Weiss took up his post in the Divinity Faculty in 2010, after previously teaching at the University of Virginia and at Oberlin College.  He earned his PhD at the University of Virginia, after having received his Bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School.  Dr Weiss's research interests include the study of Judaism and philosophy of religion.

  

Dr Giles Waller - Teaching Associate in Christian Theology & Research Associate in Inter-Faith Relations             

Giles Waller joined the team in 2014. Formerly assisting CIP’s former Director Professor David Ford, he is now Teaching Associate in Christian Theology. Giles read Theology and Religious Studies at Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he also completed an MPhil. His doctoral research, also at Peterhouse, focused on the borderlands of Christian doctrine, literature, and philosophy, looking at the theological reception of Greek tragedy, with a particular comparative interest in Martin Luther’s theology of the cross. In 2011, along with Kevin Taylor, Giles edited a collection that brought together theologians and literary scholars, Christian Theology and Tragedy: Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory (Ashgate), to which he contributed an essay on the role of tragedy in the work of Donald MacKinnon.

 

Dr Safet HadžiMuhamedović - Research Associate in Inter-Faith Relations 

Safet HadžiMuhamedović is an anthropologist of sacred landscapes, syncretism and inter-faith relations. He earned his PhD in Anthropology from Goldsmiths, an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and BA degrees in History of Art and Sociology from the University of Sarajevo and Kenyon College. He has conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Bosnia, as well as stints of research in Palestine, Israel and the Basque Country. Safet joined the CIP team in 2020, after convening anthropological courses on landscapes, religion, gender, kinship, Islam, social theories, politics, economics and research methods at SOAS University of London, the University of Bristol, Goethe University Frankfurt and Goldsmiths University of London. His current major project investigates syncretic cosmologies and subterranean rivers in south Bosnia. Safet is the author of Waiting for Elijah: Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape (2018) and the co-editor (with Marija Grujić) of Post-Home: Dwelling on Loss, Belonging and Movement (2019).

 

Dr Julia Snyder - Research Associate

Julia Snyder joined the Faculty of Divinity in 2020. She completed her PhD in New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, and worked as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Tübingen and the University of Regensburg before coming to Cambridge. Her areas of research include both early Christian texts and contemporary interfaith relations. 

 

Charity Green – Administrator of Research and External Relations 

Charity Green is the Administrator of Research and External Relations for the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme, responsible for the day-to-day running of the Programme, its events and activities, as well as broader research plans. Charity is on secondment from the Faculty of Education, and has a background in charity fundraising and marketing. 

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NEWS: Divinity Dispatches - Launch of Faculty of Divinity Lockdown Website

May 04, 2020

A new website has been launched to enable the Faculty of Divinity & CIP to keep in touch with colleagues, friends and students during lockdown

NEWS: CIP welcomes Professor Esra Özyürek

Apr 17, 2020

Prof Esra Özyürek has been announced as the new Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths & Shared Values & CIP Academic Director

NEWS: Call for papers on 'Responsibility & Scripture' for ASA Conference 2020

Feb 12, 2020

Invitation to submit a paper abstract for our panel ‘Responsibility and Scripture’ at the forthcoming Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and the Commonwealth (ASA), taking place at the University of St Andrews from 24-27 August 2020.