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Dr. Özgür Koca

Dr. Özgür Koca

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies

Faculty at Bayan Islamic Graduate School

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Dr. Özgür Koca is an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Philosophy at Bayan Islamic Graduate School. Koca’s work focuses on the intersection of Islamic theology (kalam), philosophy (falsafa), and spirituality (tasawwuf) in classical and post-classical Islam. He also examines the implications of these legacies for the realities of modern Islam. Koca was awarded the Fisher Faculty Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.

He is the author of Islam, Causality, and Freedom: From the Medieval to the Modern Era (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and Islam, Causality, and Science (Cambridge University Press, 2024, forthcoming). He is currently working on a monograph, tentatively titled, “Islam, Existence, and Consciousness: A Survey on the Principles and Applications of Islamic Metaphysics.” Koca’s work have been translated into Arabic, French, Bosnian, and Turkish.

You can view Dr. Koca’s CV here.