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Dr Glen Moran


School of History, Archaeology and Religion

4.58, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU


Dr. Glen Moran studied for a BA in Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic at the University of Exeter. He then completed obtained an MA in Islam in Contemporary Britain from Cardiff University before completing a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies, exploring Muslim perceptions of Evolutionary Science. He has since held positions at the University of Birmingham and Newman University. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.



2015-2019 PhD Theology and Religious Studies, "British Muslim Perceptions of Evolution", Liverpool Hope University.

2012-2013 MA Islam in Contemporary Britain, Cardiff University.

2007-2011 BA Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic. University of Exeter.

2008-2009 Diploma Arabic Language. University of Damascus, Syria.  

Public-facing Publications

Moran, G. (2021). The Final Domino: Yasir Qadhi and Evolutionary Theory. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. 

Moran, G. (2019). Harun Yahya’s Influence in Muslim minority contexts implications for research in Britain, Europe and beyond. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. 


God, Good and the Ugly: Topics in applied Islamic ethics (UG 3)

MA: Islam in Contemporary Britain

I have three main research interests: Islam and evolution, the transmission of Islamic knowledge on New Media and British Muslim identity formation.