Chair and Professor of Theological Studies, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Amir Hussain joined the Advisory Board in the fall of 2015. He is Chair and Professor of Theological Studies, teaching courses on world religions. His academic specialty is the study of Islam, focusing on contemporary Muslim societies in North America. Born in Pakistan, Amir came to Canada with his family when he was four. His academic degrees (BSc, MA, PhD) are all from the University of Toronto where he received a number of awards, including the university’s highest award for alumni service. 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. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Religion. His most recent book is Muslims and the Making of America, published in 2016 by Baylor University Press. In both 2008 and 2009, Amir was chosen by vote of LMU students as the Professor of the Year. He and his wife, Joan, live in Marina del Rey, CA.