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Philosophy: Dr Mohammad Saleh Zarepour awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize 2023

15 March 2024 Life Members

Dr Mohammad Saleh Zarepour, a Life Member of Clare Hall, has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Philosophy 2023, for researchers at an early stage of their careers whose work has had international impact and whose future research career is exceptionally promising – to use for any research purpose. The prize comes with a £100,000 grant.

Mohammad Saleh Zarepour joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in February 2022. Before coming to Manchester, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a member of the Global Philosophy of Religion Project at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Birmingham (October 2020 – January 2022). Saleh was also a Humboldt Postdoctoral Researcher at Munich School of Ancient Philosophy (April 2019 – September 2020). He received a PhD in Philosophy at Tarbiat Modares University, Iran in 2015 and another in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge (Clare Hall) in 2019. Saleh’s research interests include medieval Islamic philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of logic.

During my time at Clare Hall as a PhD student in Theology and Religious Studies (2015-2019), I cherished the countless hours spent at Carrel 6 in the Ashby Library, immersing myself in research. The vibrant and open-minded intellectual atmosphere fostered there was truly invigorating, making those years some of the best of my life. Among many other memorable things, I fondly recall the stimulating after-lunch conversations with other fellows that I dearly miss.

-Dr Zarepour

Discover more about Dr Zarepour’s career here.