Hina Khalid

Honorary PhD Alumna


From 2020-2023, Hina Khalid was an AHRC Doctoral Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, and an Honorary PhD Scholar at the Woolf Institute. She holds a BA and MPhil in Theology and Religious Studies, also from Cambridge.

Her doctoral dissertation explored the theological and philosophical worldviews of two major poet-thinkers of the Indian subcontinent – Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), two of whose Bengali songs are the national anthems of India and Bangladesh, and Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), often regarded as the spiritual father of Pakistan. By studying, in a comparative mode, the distinctive aesthetic and theoretical contributions of these two writers, her dissertation elucidates some fertile resonances across Islamic and Hindu worldviews, such as the dynamic relationship between God and the world, the inseparability of finite matter and infinite spirit, and the synthesis of the mystical and the political.

Hina's publications have centred on a range of topics, including conceptions of embodiment, ecology, and spirituality across the Christian, Islamic, and Indic worldviews. She also maintains a keen commitment to outreach, having previously worked as Access & Outreach Officer at the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge, and having coordinated a Theology Summer School for the Sutton Trust since 2022.

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