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Martin Nguyen


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Martin Nguyen is a professor of Islamic studies and chair of the Religious Studies Department at Fairfield University in Connecticut. His scholarship revolves around Muslim theology, ethics, spirituality, Quranic studies, the intersection of race and religion, theological responses to global mass displacement, and modern structural racism. His publications include Modern Muslim Theology: Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination (2019) and Sufi Master and Qur’an Scholar: Abū’l-Qāsim al-Qushayrī and the Laṭāʾif al-ishārāt (2012). He also worked with the late Sohaib Sultan, Princeton University’s first Muslim chaplain, to revise and expand An American Muslim Guide to the Art and Life of Preaching (2023). Additionally, he is co-leading several initiatives and seminars, including Constructive Muslim Thought and Engaged Scholarship and the Islamic Moral Theology in Conversation with Future. Nguyen holds a joint-program Ph.D. in Middle Eastern studies and history from Harvard University.

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