The Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Series and the Canisius College History Department present a lecture by Amir Hussain, PhD, on Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Regis Room.
Dr. Hussain is a professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California where he is a specialist on Islam and in particular, Muslim societies in North America. A native of Lahore, Pakistan, Dr. Hussain was raised in Toronto, Ontario. After receiving his PhD from the University of Toronto, Hussain began teaching world religions at Loyola Marymount in 1997.
Dr. Hussain has been the editor of the prestigious Journal of the American Academy of Religion, is the author of the popular introduction to Islam, Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God (2006), and has co-edited several studies of World Religions for Oxford Press. Dr. Hussain continues to serve on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals in the study of religion, and is a fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities. Dr. Hussain is the recipient of numerous awards for his teaching and is often sought out by media to comment on issues related to Islam.
Submitted by: Rosemary Evans, administrative assistant, Religious Studies and Theology