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Husayn, Nebil

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Studies
University of Miami


Nebil Ahmed Husayn received his BA in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Virginia, with a concentration in Arabic, Persian and early Islamic history. A Fulbright fellowship from 2004-2006 provided an opportunity to complete research in Syria, where he became the Public Relations Director for the H?shimid Genealogy Trust. In addition to research on the history and segmentation of Alid populations, he completed seminary coursework in Arabic, comparative law, history and theology in Syria and Tarim, Yemen. He completed his graduate work in Islamic Studies at Harvard and Princeton University. His research interests include the contributions of Alids to Islamic intellectual and political history, pro-Alid treatises on the Imamate, and Mu‘tazili and Shi’i legal theories and theology.

DISCIPLINE
Religious Studies/Theology
SUB AREAS
Islamic Studies   
Islamic Thought   
AREAS OF INTEREST
All Middle East   
Islamic World   
SPECIALTIES
Mutazili thought   
Pro-Alid Sunni and Shi'i Intellectual History   
The intellectual and political history of Alids   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Fluent)   
Amharic (Intermediate)   
Persian (Advanced)   
EDUCATION
PhD2016Near Eastern StudiesPrinceton University
MA2010Near Eastern Languages and Civ.Harvard University
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Nebil Husayn






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