Hadel Jarada is a PhD candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and
Civilizations working broadly on the history of post-classical Islamic thought. Her dissertation establishes an intellectual history of the debate on free will and divine predestination in post-thirteenth century Islamic theology and philosophy. Other research interests include the cultural and intellectual history of the Arabic-Islamic world in the Mamluk, early Ottoman and Safavid periods (1200–1800); Islamic law; Islamic philosophy and theology; Arabic language and literature. Before coming to Harvard, Hadel attended the University of California at Berkeley (BA 2010). She is currently continuing her post-doctoral research in the Department of Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä.