Jamel Velji, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Religious Studies

Kravis Center 273
  • Education
  • Awards and Affiliations
  • Research and Publications
B.A., Haverford College; M.A. McGill University; Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Selected National and International Awards 

    US Department of Education Jacob K. Javits Fellowship

    Josephine de Karman Fellowship

    Institute of Ismaili Studies Dissertation Writing Grant

    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, (SSHRC) Canada Doctoral Fellowship



  • An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016.

    "Seeing Salvation: Authority and Apocalypse in Saint Paul and the Nizari Ismaili Qiyama.Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 2017. 

    "Apocalyptic Rhetoric and the Construction of Authority in Medieval Ismailism," in Roads to Paradise, Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam, ed. Sebastian Guenther and Todd Lawson, with the assistance of Christian Mauder. Leiden: Brill, 2016.