Dr Philip Wood

Associate Professor at Aga Khan University (AKU)


Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University

Philip is an Associate Professor for the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London, part of Aga Khan University. His research primarily focuses on how political and religious ideas intersected in the Middle East in late antiquity (AD 500-900). He has previously worked for the University of Cambridge, where he was a Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Sidney Sussex College. He has also worked for the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where he taught Martyrdom and Monasticism in the Middle East.

Philip received his DPhil from St John's College, Oxford, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Corpus Christi. As well as late antiquity, his research interests include contemporary communalism and sectarianism, with special reference to the contemporary re-use of early Islamic history.

  • 11 June 2020, 9:30am

    CSaP Annual Conference Seminar Series 2020

    This year instead of holding a one-day annual conference in London, we will be delivering a series of virtual seminars in May and June on topics that CSaP and our network have worked on over the past year