Seyed Amir Asghari

Senior Fellow

Full Biography

SeyedAmir Asghari serves as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Religion at Baylor University. He completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University, Bloomington. His extensive research spans topics such as Abrahamic Religions, natural law, Islamic Intellectual and legal traditions, Sufism, and interreligious understanding. He takes an active role in interreligious dialogues aimed at promoting the expansion of interfaith understanding. He contributes to CSME's program "Shia Islamic and Jewish Legal Reasoning in Dialogue". As a postdoctoral research assistant, Dr. Asghari contributes to understanding of how natural law, or its equivalents, can be interpreted and understood in an Islamic context. Moreover, his work delves into how this conceptual framework fosters interreligious especially Islamic- Christian cooperation, addressing the complex array of contemporary global challenges such as justice, equality etc. Dr. Asghari has taught at Indiana and Butler Universities, and his scholarly work has been featured in prominent journals, including Brill Journal of Sufi Studies, Journal of Religious and Theological Information, Journal of Religion, and Journal of Islamic Shia Studies among the others.