Samy Ayoub

Samy Ayoub earned his Ph.D. in Islamic law from the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies and the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. He earned a B.A. in Islamic
jurisprudence from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, in 2006, where he received systematic instruction in Ḥanafī jurisprudence. He also received an MSc. in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK, in 2008. Dr. Ayoub’s research interests cover the history of the early modern Ottoman Empire, contemporary Arab legal regimes, Muslim ethics, and the Arab renaissance (nahḍa). Dr. Ayoub’s dissertation and current book project, “We’re Not in Kūfa Anymore: The Construction of Late Ḥanafism in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire, 16th – 19th Centuries CE,” won the 2015 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award. It is currently under review with Oxford University Press.