Advisor: Professor Claire Fanger
Mai A. Rashed earned her master’s degree in Cultural Astronomy from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Her master's dissertation, "Cosmic Chaos in Islamic Apocalyptic Eschatology", was short-listed for the 2018 Master's in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology Alumni Association Dissertation Prize and was recently published in the edited volume Skylights: Essays in the History and Contemporary Culture of Astrology. Mai's other academic contributions include a chapter titled, "Harmony in Islamic Cosmology: Subjugation, Sujūd and Oneness in Islamic Philosophical Thought", in The Harmony Debates. Mai's broader research interests include Islamic philosophical thought, Sufism, and mysticism, and she also possesses a keen interest in linguistics. She is proficient in Classical languages, such as Greek, Latin, and Arabic, and is currently studying modern and Ottoman Turkish. Her ongoing translation projects involve the Latin to English translation of several texts on medieval cosmology and astrology.