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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests.

         Caterina Bori’s work focuses mainly on the religious history of the Mamluk period. Lately, Bori devoted her research on the reception of Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya in the late Mamluk and early Ottoman times with particular attention to how the concept of siyasah shar’iyyah was received and transformed in 14th to 16th centuries Maliki and Hanafi texts.

         Her study on the construction of Ibn Taymiyya’s images and memory through his biographical tradition lead her to take an interest in the social and religious meanings of biographical writings in its different formats in the Islamic Middle Period.




2002 Ph.D, “La Sapienza”, University of Rome,

1997 MA, SOAS, University of London

1996 BA, University of Bologna


main academic appointments

2015 (Oct.) to present Associate professor in the History of Islam and Muslim Civilization, University of Bologna

2011- 2015 Assistant professor in the History of Islam and Muslim Civilization, University of Bologna.

2010-2011 Research fellow, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin 

2006-2007 Teaching fellow in the History of Islam and Near and       middle East, SOAS, University of London

Grants and awards

2010  Research grant - DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) for the project: “Islamic pathways of reform: the reception of Ibn Taymiyya between the xvith and xviii centuries”

 2002-2003 Research grant for junior scholars - Institute of Religious Sciences – Istituto Trentino di Cultura – Trento (Italy).

 1998-2001 Doctoral research grant, Department of Oriental Studies, University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

 1996   Fees award grant - British Academy (UK) One year grant for post-graduate MAs abroad, University of Bologna.


boards and professional affiliation

  • Editorial board of Cromhos, Ciber Review of Modern Historiography.
  • Editorial board of Oriente Moderno.
  • Research associate, Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London).
  • Member of ISILS: International Society for Islamic Legal Studies.