Faraz Alidina is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. He holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University in political science and Middle East studies, and a master’s degree in religion from Harvard University. His research expertise encompasses the poetical, historiographical, and philosophical traditions of medieval Iran. His dissertation is on the thirteenth-century Persian poet Farid al-Din Attar and his approach to ethics. Alidina was the winner of the University of Toronto’s annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in 2021 and that year’s Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools 3MT competition. Currently, he also works as an assistant editor for the journal Middle East Law and Governance, published by Brill.
PhD candidate, University of Toronto