Faisal Devji is interested in Indian political thought as well as that of modern Islam. His broader concerns have to do with ethics and violence in a globalized world. He has held faculty positions at the New School in New York, Yale University and the University of Chicago, from where he also received his PhD in Intellectual History. Devji was Junior Fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University, and Head of Graduate Studies at the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, from where he directed post-graduate courses in the Near East and Central Asia. He is a Fellow at New York University’s Institute of Public Knowledge and Yves Otramane Chair at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.
He is the author of four books: Muslim Zion: Pakistan as a Political Idea (2013); The Impossible India: Gandhi and the Temptation of Violence (2012); The Terrorist in Search of Humanity: Militant Islam and Global Politics (2009); Landscapes of the Jihad: Militancy, Morality, Modernity (2005).