Lillian McCabe is a second year Master of Theological Studies candidate at Harvard Divinity School where she focuses on Islamic Studies. She is interested in the development of astrological thought throughout pre-modern Islamicate history and in exploring debates about prediction, miraculous knowledge, and astral magic. As an SRC Junior Fellow, Lillian is writing about famed astrologer Abu Ma‘shar (d.886 CE) and representations of sexual behavior in his work The Book of Religions and Dynasties (Kitab al-Milal wa al-Duwal).
Prior to Harvard, she was a Victory Scholar for the Sport Changes Life foundation in Carlow, Ireland. She graduated with honors from Davidson College with a double major in Religion and History. Outside of school, she spends her time reading novels, taking pictures of books, FaceTiming her niece and nephews, and writing.
For more about Lillian's work, read An Interview with Lillian McCabe