CJ Uy holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Yale University and an MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge. He is interested in mystics and philosophers in the medieval Islamic world, hoping to explore the ways in which these thinkers grapple with multifarious, often conflicting modes of knowledge and expression in pursuit of the ineffable.

CJ is currently finishing up a project to produce an Arabic critical edition and English translation of the Ikhwan’s Epistle 49: “The Actions of Spiritual Beings, the Jinn, the Close Angels, and the Recalcitrant Demons” for the Institute of Ismaili Studies.

advisor : Shahzad Bashir