Mahmood Kooriadathodi

Postdoctoral Research, Netherlands Institute in Morocco & School of Middle Eastern Studies


Mahmood Kooria is a research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden. Earlier, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Dutch Institute in Morocco (NIMAR), Leiden University, and a joint fellow at the IIAS and African Studies Centre (ASC), Leiden. He did his PhD at the Leiden University Institute for History on the circulation of Islamic legal ideas and texts across the Indian Ocean and Eastern Mediterranean worlds. He has published several articles and has edited a volume with Michael Pearson entitled Malabar in the Indian Ocean World: Cosmopolitanism in a Maritime Historical Region (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2017).

Award Information

Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship: InterAsian Contexts and Connections (2017-2018)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Netherlands Institute in Morocco & School of Middle Eastern StudiesLeiden University

Afro-Asia-Arab Triangle: Indian Ocean Muslims and the ‘Peripheral Histories’ of Islamic Law