Seyed Javad Miri is a visiting professor at Sharif University in Iran and visiting researcher at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies. He has written extensively on issues related to social theory, religious thought, philosophy and comparative sociology. He is a Swedish citizen and at Goteborg University he studied psychology, sociology, theology, history of religions and philosophy of science and got his PhD in sociology under supervision of Professor Gregor McLennan who is the founder of Bristol School of Sociology. In Bristol he taught at departments of sociology and philosophy respectively and later on moved to China and Siberian Russia where he taught for over four years before moving to IHCS. He is also the chief-in-editor of the journal of the Islamic Perspective at Center for International Studies.