Meet our Chevening OCIS Fellows 2023-2024

These fellowships enable mid-career academics or professionals to undertake a period of self-directed research focusing on the culture and civilisation of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies in a global context. Fellows will benefit from meeting a multi-disciplinary group of scholars focusing on the Islamic world.


Melike Batgiray Abboud

PhD Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

Melike is a PhD researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory. Her research focuses on the intersection of Islamic law, colonial rule, and social order in the Ottoman Empire and British colonies during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ahmed Rabie Hassane

Lecturer, AL-Azhar University

Dr. Ahmed, a dedicated Al-Azhar University lecturer, specialises in comparative Civil and Islamic Law and economics. His influential roles span academia, research, and humanitarian efforts, showcasing a commitment to Islamic values, community development, and interfaith dialogue.

Chevening OCIS Fellowship

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