Rector, Azerbaijan Institute of Theology
Jeyhun Valeh Mammadov (Ph.D. in Theology) was born on January 28, 1975, in Jabrayil district, Azerbaijan
Jeyhun Mammadov attended Dawraat and Irshad Institute of The Abu Nour Islamic Foundation, Syria from 1991 to 1994. He obtained his BA in Arabic Language and Religious Studies from Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya University in 1994-1998 and graduated from Khazar University with MA in Arabic language in 2000-2002.
He worked as a translator for Irshad Islamic Studies Center from 1998 to 2001 and as a senior expert at The State Committee on Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan for Garabagh region. He was the head of the Department for Religious Expertise at The State Committee on Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan from 2002 to 2006 and editor of the Journal State and Religion. From 2012 to 2013, he worked as a translator for Avrasiya Translation Center. He was the senior academic expert of the department of History of Religion and Public Thought, ANAS Institute of Oriental Studies in 2013-2014.
In 2015, he worked as a senior advisor at the Department of Interethnic Relations, Multiculturalism and Religious Affairs of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan.
From 2017 to 2018, he worked as an instructor at Azerbaijan University of Languages.
He obtained his doctoral degree from the Institute of Manuscripts named after Mahammad Fuzuli of ANAS and completed his PhD thesis on Shamsaddin as-Sakhavi and his work Richanul-kaffati fi bayani nubzatin min axbari ahlis-suffa.