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Amir Hussain


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Amir Hussain is professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he teaches courses on world religions. He specializes in the study of Islam, focusing on contemporary Muslim societies in North America. From 2011 to 2015, Amir was the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the premier scholarly journal for the study of religion. His most recent book is Muslims and the Making of America, published in 2016 by Baylor University Press. His academic degrees (B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.) are all from the University of Toronto, where he received a number of awards, including the university’s highest award for alumni service.