Tariq Ramadan (Arabic: طارق رمضان; born 26 August 1962) is a Swiss academic and writer. He is also a Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony's College). He also teaches at the Oxford Faculty of Theology. He is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies (Qatar), and Director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) (Doha, Qatar). He advocates the study and re-interpretation of Islamic texts, and emphasizes the heterogeneous nature of Western Muslims.