Humanities Research Fellow
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Walid A. Saleh is Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies at University of Toronto. He is a specialist on the Qur’an, Tafsir (Qur’anic exegetical literature) and medieval Islamic literature. Saleh is the author of two books, The Formation of the Classical Tafsir Tradition: The Qur’an Commentary of al-Tha`labi (Brill, 2004), and In Defense of the Bible: A Critical Edition and an Introduction to al-Biqa`i’s Bible Treatise (Brill, 2008). Saleh has published articles on al-Wahidi, Ibn Taymiyya, al-Zamakhshari, al-Baydawi, and al-Maturidi. He has also published articles on apocalyptic literature and mirabilia literature in early Ottoman period.