BRAIS is supported by an elected Council which includes BRAIS Officers.

The current BRAIS Council Members are: 

Dr. Hadiza Kere Abdulrahman, Bishop Grosseteste University

Dr Mansur Ali, Cardiff University

Dr Omar Anchassi, University of Bern

Dr Usaama al-Azami, University of Oxford

Dr Fozia Bora, University of Leeds

Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, Coventry University

Dr Alyaa Ebbiary, SOAS University of London

Professor Robert Gleave, University of Exeter

Dr Jon Hoover, University of Nottingham

Dr Jaan Islam, University of Edinburgh

Dr Shainool Jiwa, The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Professor Hugh Kennedy, SOAS

Mr Tom Lea, University of Edinburgh

Professor Seán McLoughlin, University of Leeds

Dr Shamim Miah, University of Huddersfield

Dr Shuruq Naguib, Lancaster University

Dr Haroon Sidat, Cardiff University

The following three members have been co-opted to the Council:

Dr Hilary Kalmbach, University of Sussex (representing the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies)

Professor Frédéric Volpi, University of Edinburgh (representing the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre as its Director)

Dr Saeko Yazaki, University of Glasgow (represent the BRAIS-De Gruyter Prize Committee)