- Assoc. Prof.
- Al- Maktoum College of higher Education
Alija Avdukic is currently an Associate Professor in Islamic Economics and Finance at Al- Maktoum College of Higher Education and is the deputy director of Ph.D. & MSc Islamic Finance programs at Business School of the University of Dundee. Alija holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Economics and Finance (2016) from Durham University; and has MA in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (2010) from Gloucestershire University. Alija completed his BA (2003) and PGDip (2007) from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, and Damascus University, Damascus.
Alija’s research interest in Islamic economics and its various articulations, Islamic moral and political economy, and Islamic finance and banking. Alija teaches and supervises research on Islamic political and moral economy, Islamic banking, finance, and the political economy of development in the Muslim world. Alija’s recent research includes the construction of Islamic moral economy and Islamic political economy, both of which is considered as an incomplete project since the early 1970s. Secondly, Alija develops the discourse around the ‘social and developmental failure’ of Islamic banking and finance in relation to the expressed ideals of Islamic moral economy by essentializing sharing and collaborative economy nature of Islamic finance. Alija is also involved in empirical research in various aspects and dynamism of Islamic banking and finance.