Dr Seyfeddin Kara is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the University of Toronto and the University of Goettingen. He is also a Board Member at American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies. Dr Kara previously was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Durham, UK and Assistant Professor at Hartford Seminary, US. He has published research articles in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, the Muslim World, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. He is the author of In Search Ali ibn Abi Talib’s Codex: History and Traditions of the Earliest Copy of the Qur’an.