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S. (Seyfeddin) Kara, PhD

Assistant Professor of Islamic Origins



Dr Seyfeddin Kara is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Origins at the University of Groningen. He holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Durham. Dr Kara’s academic journey includes a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellowship, with research terms at the University of Toronto, Lund University, and the University of Göttingen.
He has received significant grants from the European Union, Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and other funding bodies.
Dr Kara has also taught at the University of Durham, UK, and served as an Assistant Professor at Hartford International University, US. His scholarly work encompasses research articles in journals such as the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, the Muslim World, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. Kara authored The Integrity of the Qur’an: Sunni and Shi‘i Historical Narratives (2024) and In Search of Ali ibn Abi Talib's Codex: History and Traditions of the Earliest Copy of the Qurʾan (2018). He specialises in the study of early Islam, the Qur'an, hadith, Sunni and Shiʿi Islam, as well as the study of Muslims in Europe. He is presently open to supervising PhD candidates.
Last modified:01 March 2024 3.21 p.m.

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Oude Boteringestraat 38
9712 GK Groningen
The Netherlands