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Faculty of Divinity



  • Junior Research Fellow, Clare College, Cambridge, 2019 (Oct)–2022
  • PhD (Divinity), Trinity College, Cambridge, 2015–2019, ("Trinity External Research Studentship" with the title of "Prince of Wales Student" by Trinity College, Honorary "Cambridge International Scholarship" by Cambridge Trust)
    PhD Thesis: Light in the Cave: A Philosophical Enquiry into the Nature of Suhrawardi's Illuminationist Philosophy
  • MPhil (Religious Studies), Department of Philosophy, and of Religious Studies, Peking University, 2012–2015
    MPhil Thesis: Avicenna on Universals
  • BA (Arabic), School of Arabic Studies, Beijing International Studies University (also known as Beijing Second Foreign Language University), 2006–2010


  • Suhrawardī & Illuminationism
  • Avicenna
  • Arabic Nominalism, Existentialism & (Neo-)Platonism
  • Arabic Philosophy and Theology

Teaching and Supervisions

  • Paper C9: Islamic Philosophy and Theology (2015–16)
  • Paper B15: Introduction to Islam (2016–17, 2017–18)
Dr Tianyi  Zhang

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