Research Fellow
Harvard Law School

Yusuf’s research focuses on philosophical hermeneutics, posthumanism, and the Digital Humanities. Before receiving his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2020, he was active in the field of software engineering, where he worked for high-profile clients as lead developer and consultant. Yusuf is the project lead for SHARIAsource at the Harvard Law School, where he develops tools and platforms that leverage technologies such as Deep Learning to derive quantifiable insights from historical and legal texts.

Yusuf was a DSSG Standing Committee member in 2022 until he took a position as Professor of Digital Humanities and Islamic Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.