Former BRAIS Officers

The successes of BRAIS are based on the contributions of current and former officers, as well as those serving in other capacities.  This page recognises former officers for their services to BRAIS, which are much appreciated.

 

Former Co-Chair: Dr Shuruq Naguib, University of Lancaster

Discipline: Islamic Studies

Academic Interests: Islamic Law, ritual studies, gender and sexuality, Qur'ānic commentary.

For more information about Shuruq please click HERE.

Term of Service: April 2014 - April 2017

 

Former Secretary: Professor Hugh Goddard, University of Edinburgh

Discipline: Islamic Studies

Academic Interests: Hugh has worked extensively on Christian-Muslim relations in diverse periods and regions.

For more information about Hugh please click HERE.

Term of Service: April 2014 - April 2017

 

Former Treasurer: Dr Saeko Yazaki, University of Glasgow

Discipline: Theology and Religious Studies

Academic Interests: Mystical and epistemological dimensions of religion, Muslim-Jewish relations, Comparison between monotheistic and non-monotheistic faiths, Theories and practices in Sufism, Shinto and Buddhism, Concept of purification in belief, Doubts in faith, Methodological issues in religious studies.

For more information about Saeko please click HERE.

Term of Service: April 2014 - April 2018

 

Former Web Officer: Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, Conventry University

Discipline: Sociology

Academic Interests: Sariya has worked on the sociology of British Muslims, with a particular focus on lived experience.

For more information about Sariya please click HERE.

Term of Service: April 2014 - April 2017