University Colloquium: Amir Hussain

Muslims and the Making of America
Amir Hussian, PhD
Professor of Theological Studies
Loyola Marymount University
“There has never been an America without Muslims.” Amir Hussain, an American Muslim, contends that Muslims played an essential role in the creation and cultivation of the United States. 
Dr. Hussain is Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, the Jesuit university in Los Angeles. He teaches courses on Islam and comparative religion. From 2011 to 2015, Amir was the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, and he is currently on the board of directors of the American Academy of Religion. He is an advisor for the television series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. His most recent books are the two volume textbooks for Oxford University Press published last year, World Religions: Western Traditions and World Religions: Eastern Traditions.  The author or editor of 6 other books, he has also published over 60 book chapters and scholarly articles about religion.