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Dr. Martin Nguyen

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
mnguyen@fairfield.edu
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 343
p: x2420

 

Current Research Interests

- Modern Muslim Theology

- Classical Islamic Theology

- The Qur'an and its Interpretation

- Sufism & Islamic Spirituality

- Issues of Race and Power in Islam

- Islam in America

Present Projects: 

> An exploration of modern Muslim theology that delineates the parameters and central concepts of the ongoing discourse  

> A monograph on the life, work, and socio-political context of al-Qushayrī

> A study of the intersection of empire, displacement, and religious resistance that draws upon the life and thought of Malcolm X and Islamic conceptions of the “stranger” and “strangeness”

> An English translation of al-Qushayrī's Kitāb al-Mi'rāj ("Book of the Heavenly Ascension")

Courses Taught

  1. AS 479: Islam in America
  2. HR 201: Non-West Culture:Islamic Persp
  3. RS 101: ER:CommonQuestionsTradResponse
  4. RS 101C: ER:CommonQuestionsTradResponse
  5. RS 270: Introduction to Islam
  6. RS 273: Islamic Ethical&Legal Thought
  7. RS 275: Islam in America
  8. RS 276: Islamic Theology
  9. RS 379: Islam Race Power
  10. RS 398: Independent Study

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