Dr Mohammad Talib
Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Fellow
Islamic Centre Lecturer in the Anthropology of Muslim Societies,
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 618512
Dr Mohammad Talib

Dr Mohammad Talib obtained his MA and PhD from Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi, India. He has also taught at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi (India) before becoming a fellow at the Oxford Centre Islamic Studies in 2002. He is affiliated to Wolfson College.

Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Fellow
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 618512
Email: mohammad.talib@anthro.
Dr Mohammad Talib

Dr Talib offers an optional course ‘Anthropology of Muslim Societies’ in the MPhil and MSc in Social Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. An account of Dr Talib’s course is published in Max Farrar’s The Study of Islam within Social Science curricula in UK universities: Case Studies, volume I. Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (C-SAP). Higher Education Academy (HEA), Islamic Studies Project (2010). The report may be accessed from Islamic Studies Network. Dr Talib has also developed a course on ‘Islam in Europe’ for scholars researching in the area.

Dr Mohammad Talib
    Selected Recent Publications

  • Writing Labour: Stone Quarry Workers in Delhi. (Oxford University Press, 2010).

  • Book Chapters
  • "Modes of Overcoming Social Exclusion through Education: Analysis of Two Accounts from Pre-and Post-Independence India." in K.N.Panikkar and M.Bhaskaran Nair (eds.) Emerging Trends in Higher Education in India: Concepts and Practices. (Pearson, 2011).
  • 'Predicaments of Serving Two Masters: Anthropologists between the Discipline and Sponsored Research’ in Raúl Acosta et. al (eds.) Making Sense of the Global: Anthropological Perspectives on Interconnections and Processes. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010).

  • Book Reviews
  • The Moral Economy of the Madrasa: Islam and Education Today. Edited by Sakurai Keiko and Fariba Adelkhah (London and New York: Routledge: New Horizons in Islamic Studies, 2011) published in Journal of Islamic Studies. Vol.24.2 (2013) pp 252-255
  • Rethinking Islamic Studies: From Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism. Edited by Carl W. Ernst and Richard Martin: Columbia: The University of South Carolina Press, 2010 published in Journal of Islamic Studies, Vol.24.1 (2013) pp 119-122
  • Fragments of the Afghan Frontier by Benjamin D. Hopkins and Magnus Marsden: London: Hurst & Company, 2011 published in Journal of Islamic Studies Vol.25.2 (2014) pp 233-235

  • Current Research
  • Studies on Madrassahs in Recent History: An Alternative view between Anthropology and International Relations
  • Folk-lore Identity and Food-ways in Islam
  • Master-Disciple Relations in Sufi Tradition
  • Self-expression and Self-representations among Muslims in Europe