Hadi Jorati was educated in Classical Arabic, Classical Persian, and Ottoman Turkish. He studied Mathematics and Physics (BA), then completed a PhD in Mathematics at Princeton University under Elias Stein. Afterwards, he joined the faculty of the University of British Columbia as a visiting researcher, where he taught for several years before switching fields and joining Yale NELC to work on his second doctorate with Dimitri Gutas.
Jorati is interested the social and intellectual history of the Islamic Civilization -- science, education, and institutions of learning in the East in the Medieval and pre-Modern period. He has previously worked on Umar Khayyam's mathematical career, the Anwā' tradition as the Arabic science of the stars, patronage in al-Biruni's works, al-Kindi's work in Meteorology, textual criticism of Ilkhanid historiography, and Ottoman Astronomy. Jorati's PhD dissertation is on the social history of science and the career of Nasir al-Din Tusi. His other interests include the Alexander legend between Eastern cultures, Arabic and Persian gnomologia, and the Persianate heritage of the Indian subcontinent.