Jan Thiele

Jan Thiele

Spanish National Research Council, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cient (CSIC), Madrid

Spanish National Research Council, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid (since 2015):

Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo


School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (2013 - 2015):

Marie Curie Fellowship, funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation's M4HUMAN programme

Research Project: Abu Bakr al-Baqillani (d. 403/1013) and the scholastic consolidation of Ash'arism


Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Islamic Studies (2012 - 2013):

Research Unit Intellectual History of the Islamicate World

Senior Research Associate



PhD Research (2008 - 2012):

Die Theologie des Zayditen al-Ḥasan ar-Raṣṣāṣ. Rezeption und Entwicklung bahšamitischer Lehren im Jemen des 6./12. Jahrhunderts.

Jan Thiele so far published Kausalität in der muʿtazilitischen Kosmologie (Brill, 2011) und Theologie in der jemenitischen Zaydiyya (Brill, 2013).

Theologie in der jemenitischen Zaydiyya

Theologie in der jemenitischen Zaydiyya

For his PhD Research, Jan Thiele was awarded with the scientific award of the Annemarie-Schimmel-Foundation for Islamic Studies. It was presented during the opening ceremony for the Deutscher Orientalistentag 2013 in Münster.