Dr Judith Pfeiffer is a university lecturer in Arabic/Islamic History at the University of Oxford. Her research concentrates on the history of late medieval and early modern Islam, with a particular focus on the intellectual history of the 13th to 16th centuries. Having completed her M.A. at the University of Cologne and her doctorate at the University of Chicago, she has worked and studied for more than five years in the Middle East (Syria, Iran, and Turkey).
As a lecturer in Arabic/Islamic History, Dr Pfeiffer has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate classes, including historical texts in Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish. She is an active supervisor and mentor of graduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral students and researchers, and was instrumental in reforming the M.Phil. in Islamic Studies and History, which she coordinated for four years.