Rizwan Mawani

Exploring the Diversity and Complexity of the Muslim World

Rizwan Mawani is an educator, scholar and research consultant with experience in more than 30 countries. Rizwan was previously Research Coordinator and Lead Researcher in The Institute of Ismaili Studies’ Department of Community Relations where from 2005-2009, he conducted field research on Muslim practices amongst 50 communities in 17 countries from Senegal and Iran to China and Indonesia. He is authoring two books featuring his research and photographs exploring the diversity of ritual, piety, space and music amongst contemporary Muslims. Rizwan has a background in anthropology and religious studies and regularly speaks to international audiences ranging from students to policy makers. He also tweets at @rmawani.