Nebil Husayn

Associate Professor

Phone:
(305) 284-3698
Locator Code:
4651

 
About

Nebil Husayn is a specialist in the field of Islamic studies. His research explores authoritarianism in the Middle East, debates on the caliphate, and the development of Islamic thought. Husayn also serves as a Senior Research Advisor for Mipsterz, an arts and culture collective curating, enabling, and amplifying artists of marginalized backgrounds through illustration, film, and music. He is the recipient of a Fulbright award and the University of Miami Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities. Husayn obtained his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University and an M.A. in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University. He is the author of Opposing the Imam (Cambridge University Press, 2021), which examines the history of early Muslims who were hostile to Islam's fourth caliph, Ali, and his descendants.

Husayn enjoys teaching a variety of courses and topics. They include the legacy of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers of New York (AAS 390/REL 372), early Islamic history (REL 271), gender (GSS 350/REL 371), Muslim spirituality and geopolitics (REL 370), atheism, and faith-based claims that invite skepticism (REL 102).

Career

Education

Ph.D. Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University
M.A. Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
B.A. Middle Eastern Studies, University of Virginia

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Islamic theology and historiography, authoritarianism in the Middle East, the caliphate, and the development of early Islamic law, skepticism in modern Muslim interpretations of the Qur'an and hadith

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Islamic theology and historiography, authoritarianism in the Middle East, the caliphate, and the development of early Islamic law, skepticism in modern Muslim interpretations of the Qur'an and hadith

Research

LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Islamic theology and historiography, authoritarianism in the Middle East, the caliphate, and the development of early Islamic law, skepticism in modern Muslim interpretations of the Qur'an and hadith