Aun Hasan Ali is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Ali received his MA and PhD degrees from McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies. His research focuses on the intellectual history of Shi’ism. He has published articles on Shi’i jurisprudence, exegesis, and philosophy. He is currently preparing a monograph about the development of Shi’ism in Hillah.