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 hasĀ  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

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
REL-115 World Religions 22 2020/SP, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, 2018/FA, 2018/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2016/SP, 2015/FA, 2015/SP, and 2014/FA
REL-244 ST:Qur'an & Prophet 5 2020/SP, 2017/FA, 2017/SP, 2016/SP, and 2015/SP
REL-255 Islam 3 2016/FA, 2015/FA, and 2014/FA
REL-217 Muslims at the Movies 1 2020/JN
FTS-100 FTS:Islam Pop Culture 1 2019/FA
REL-399 Senior Thesis 1 2019/SP
REL-123 Faith, Religion, and Culture 1 2019/SP
REL-344 ST:Muslims/Modernity 1 2018/SP
REL-245 Religions of India 1 2016/FA