Dr Yazid Said is a lecturer in Islamic Studies at Liverpool Hope University. He studied Classical Arabic and English Literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and Christian theology at the University of Cambridge. After being ordained an Anglican priest, he completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge (2010) on the medieval Muslim theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111). He subsequently held a post-doctoral fellowship (2010-2011) at McGill University in Canada and the Woods-Gumble Fellowship at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem (2011-2012). He lectured in Islamic Studies at the Mater Dei Institute of Education in Dublin (2013 -2014) was Research Fellow at the Centre for Islamic Theology in the University of Tuebingen in Germany (2015-2016).
His research is focused on medieval Muslim political and legal thought and on Christian-Muslim theological encounters, with reference to the manner in which Greek philosophical thought was appropriated in both Christian and Muslim texts. He is the author of Ghazali’s Politics in Context (Routledge 2012), which was re-launched this year in paperback and the Co-editor of The Future of Interfaith Dialogue: Muslim-Christian Encounters through A Common Word (Cambridge University Press, 2018).