Nebil A. Husayn
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (University of Miami)
Nebil A. Husayn is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami. He is a specialist in the field of Islamic studies. His research broadly encompasses the development of Islamic theology and historiography. Professor Husayn has also explored questions related to authoritarianism in the Middle East, the caliphate, and the development of early Islamic law. He is also interested in the role of skepticism in modern Muslim interpretations of the Qur'an and hadith. He has previously taught courses that introduced students to medieval and modern Islamic texts (i.e. exegesis of Qur'an, hadith, history, theology, and law).
Professor Husayn obtained his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University where he completed a dissertation entitled "The Memory of Ali b. Abi Talib in Early Sunni Thought."
Professor Husayn will join the NELC faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Spring semesters of 2018 and 2019. He will teach Early and Medieval Islamic History (ISLAMCIV 135) in 2018 and a second course that examines debates about the family of Muhammad (ahl al-bayt) in Sunni and Shi'i literature in 2019.
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