Emad El-Din Shahin

Dr. Emad El-Din Shahin

Professor at the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)

Academia | Islam and Politics | Muslim Political Thought | Comparative Politics | Democracy and Political Reform in Muslim societies
AffiliationHamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
LanguagesEnglish, Arabic

Dr. Emad El-Din Shahin is a professor and former dean of HBKU’s College of Islamic Studies (CIS), Qatar Foundation (2016-2022). His research and teaching interests focus on Islam and politics, comparative politics, democracy and political reform in Muslim societies.

Before joining HBKU’s College of Islamic Studies, Dr. Shahin was the Hasib Sabbagh Distinguished Visiting Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies and the editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics. He has also taught in leading universities in the United States, including Harvard, where he was an associate professor in the department of Government and a visiting scholar in the Islamic Legal Studies Program; University of Notre Dame, where he was an associate professor of Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding; Georgetown University where he was a visiting professor of Political Science; and Columbia University, where he was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

Dr. Shahin has authored, co-authored and co-edited six books and has more than 50 scholarly publications including journal articles, book chapters and encyclopedia entries. He was nominated two years in a row for the Harvard University Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize (2007 & 2008); and is the recipient of the AUC Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for the Academic Year 2001-2002.

Dr. Shahin holds a PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, an MA and a BA from the American University in Cairo.