Dr. phil. Jan Thiele

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Ort: Madrid
Universität: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Mitglied seit 13.02.2013



I am Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow at the Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CCHS-CSIC) in Madrid. My research deals with Muslim intellectual history and its textual heritage. Within this wider field, I have a particular interest in the discipline of systematic rational theology—or kalām, as it is termed in Arabic.

In 2008, I graduated with a Magister Artium (M.A.) from Freie Universität Berlin. In the same year, I was accepted to the interdisciplinary doctoral studies programme of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies at Freie Universität Berlin and defended my PhD in 2012. I continued at the same university for one year as team member of an ERC Advanced Grant. Then I took up a two years Marie Curie fellowship (co-funded by the EU and the Gerda Henkel Foundation) to work as Visiting Scholar at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (2013–2014). My second Marie Curie Fellowship (funded by the European Union’s FP7 within the Intra European Fellowship (IEF) modality), brought me to CCHS-CSIC in Madrid. In October 2017, I was Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.

Wissenschaftliches Profil


Islamic studies, intellectual history

Förderbeginn February 2013-January 2015