Dagli, Caner

Senior Humanities Research Fellow Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
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Education: MA, George Washing University; PhD, Princeton University


Caner Dagli is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at The College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. Dagli holds an MA from George Washington University's Department of Religion and a PhD from Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies, and was a 2004-2005 Fulbright scholar. He spent a year working as Special Advisor to the Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan for Interfaith Affairs from 2006-2007. Dagli was one of the 138 Muslim signatories in October 2007 of "A Common Word Between Us and You," a letter addressed to Christian leaders in an appeal for peace and cooperation between the two world religions. His first book The Ringstones of Wisdom (2004) was a full translation and annotated commentary on Ibn ʿArabī’s Sufi-Philosophical treatise, Fuṣūṣ al-ḥikam, published by Great Books of the Islamic World. He is a general editor of The Study Quran (2015), and recently published a new book, Ibn al-ʿArabī and Islamic Intellectual Culture: From Mysticism to Philosophy in Routledge’s Sufi Series.

Caner joined NYUAD in September 2016 as a Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Fellowship Program.