Christian Mauder is a Humanities Research Fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi. He received his PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies in 2017 from the University of Göttingen, Germany. As a social, intellectual and religious historian of the Islamicate world with a focus on the late middle period, Christian’s work focuses primarily on the history of the Mamluk Sultanate. He is currently at work on a monograph that analyzes the court of the pen-ultimate Mamluk Sultan Qāniṣawh al-Ghawrī (r. 1501-1516) as a center of intellectual, religious and political life with a special focus on the majālis or learned salons convened by this ruler. In addition to his research on the Mamluk Sultanate, Christian has published on topics such as Islamic eschatological thought, the reception of the Quran, and Protestant missionary activities in Ottoman Egypt.