AMI is delighted to welcome Dr Nebil Husayn, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Global Black Studies at the University of Miami, as a visiting fellow between the 29th May and the 20th June 2023. Husayn’s 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. As a visiting fellow, Husayn shall use the opportunity to work on his research projects, connect with scholars, and present some of his work at an upcoming AMI research seminar.