Rosabel Ansari studies the history of Arabic and Islamic philosophy. She received her PhD from Georgetown University in 2020.
Rosabel’s research involves the transmission of Ancient Greek philosophy into Arabic, Arabic and Islamic metaphysics, and the intersection between philosophy and mysticism in Islamic thought. Her dissertation entitled “The ambiguity of ‘being’ in Arabic and Islamic philosophy” studies the history of a theory known as tashkīk al-wujūd from its Greek origins to contemporary Iranian and Shiʿi philosophy. Her next major project is on the philosophy of monism ( waḥdat al-wujūd) in the Islamic world.
At Stony Brook, Rosabel teaches classes on Arabic and Islamic philosophy, Islamic civilization, cross-cultural encounters and globalization.