Ismail Albayrak

Professor Albayrak completed his MA at the University of Ankara in 1995 and received his PhD degree from Leeds University in 2000. He then took up a position at Sakarya University in Turkey, where he taught and wrote on Qur’anic Studies, classical exegesis, contemporary approaches to the Qur’an, interfaith dialogue and orientalism. He also has research interests in the place of Muslim communities and their activities in a globalizing world. In November 2008 he was appointed to Fethullah Gulen Chair in the Study of Islam and Muslim-Catholic Relations at Australian Catholic University.