Fuad Naeem


Assistant Professor in Religion

Fuad S. Naeem teaches Islam and World Religions at Gustavus Adolphus College and has previously taught at Williams College, Georgetown University, and George Mason University. He has  a Ph.D in Theological and Religious Studies- Religious Pluralism, specializing in Islam with a minor in Christianity (2015) and an M.A. in History of Religions- Hinduism and Islam from George Washington University. His dissertation research focused on the nineteenth century Muslim scholar and theologian Muhammad Qasim Nanautvi, founder of the influential school of Deoband, his particpation in religious debate and dialogue between Muslims, Christians, and Hindus in South Asia and the transformations and reconfigurations of Islamic scholarly traditions in the modern period. His interests include Islamic intellectual traditions in South Asia, Muslim encounters with religious others, Islam and modernity, the Qur'an and its exegesis, and Islamic philosophy, theology, and esoteric traditions.


Ph.D, Theological and Religious Studies- Religious Pluralism (Islam), Georgetown University, M.A., History of Religions- Hinduism and Islam, George Washington University, 2003

Courses Taught


REL-115 (World Religions) and REL-255 (Islam)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
REL-115World Religions42015/SP and 2014/FA
REL-244ST:Islam, Pluralism12015/SP