Oliver Scharbrodt

Project Responsibilities:

Irish news and research

Contact Information:

Study of Religions Department
College of Arts
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
email: o.scharbrodt@ucc.ie
 personal website 


Professional Positions:

Lecturer in the Study of Religions, University College Cork

Areas of Expertise:

  • Islam, Modern Intellectual History
  • Islam and Muslims in Europe
  • Islam and Muslims in Ireland
  • Sufism
  • Shiism
  • Islamic Messianism
  • Baha’i Faith

Select Publications:

Islam and the Baha’i Faith: A Comparative Study of Muhammad ‘Abduh and ‘Abdul-Baha ‘Abbas, London: Routledge, 2008 [Culture and Civilization in the Middle East 13] (paperback published 2011)

Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs: Special Edition on Islam and Muslims in the Republic of Ireland, Vol. 31 (2011), edited together with Tuula Sakaranaho

Professional Bio:

Oliver Scharbrodt studied Comparative Religion, Islamic Studies and Philosophy at the University of Bonn in Germany and completed his graduate studies and research in London, obtaining his MA and PhD from SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies. After teaching for a few years in London and in the USA, Oliver Scharbrodt joined the Study of Religions Department at UCC in 2008. Responsible for teaching courses on Islam, his research interests lie in the intellectual history of modern Islam, the historical and contemporary presence of Islam in Europe and the role of mystical, esoteric and millenarian traditions of Islam in the modern world. Currently, Oliver Scharbrodt is the principal investigator of a research project, funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), investigating the historical development and current situation of Islam in Ireland.


CV Oliver Scharbrodt