Dr. Hussein Rashid

Dr. Hussein Rashid is a contingent faculty member, most often affiliated with Hofstra University. At Hofstra he offers a course called Life, Death, and Immortality, which looks at how the Abrahamic traditions approach the questions of the good life and the good death. He also teaches Islamic Bioethics, dealing with the question of when life begins and ends.In 2011 he was the respondent to Fordham University’s McGinley Lecture on the topic of Death and Afterlife. He has taught at SUNY Old Westbury, Fordham University, Reconstructiononist Rabbinical College, and Virginia Theological Seminary. His larger research interest is in the representation and self-representation of Muslims in American popular culture. He has published on music, and delivered papers on the American Muslim blogistan and Muslims in comics. He regularly gives talks on the impact Muslims have had on American popular music.

Dr. Hussein also owns a consultancy, islamicate L3C, that works in policy and media spaces. He is a term member on the Council of Foreign Relations, a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, The Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship, the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and the Truman National Security Project. He serves on the advisory boards of the British Council’s Our Shared Future Program, Everplans, Project Interfaith, and Al-Rawiya. He also serves on the editorial boards of Religion Dispatches, The Islamic Monthly, and Cyber Orient, in addition to being a contributing scholar to State of Formation.Dr. Hussein regularly appears on mainstream media, including CNN, Channel 4 (UK), Iqra TV (Saudi Arabia), and has published at On Faith (Washington Post), Belief Blog (CNN), On Being (NPR), and The Revealer.