Professor of Islamic Studies
Areas of Expertise
Islamic law, history, ethics and theology
Moosa, professor of Islamic studies in the Kroc Institute and in the Department of History, also will be a senior faculty member in the Keough School of Global Affairs, helping to lead the school’s new initiative in Global Religion and Human Development. Moosa co-directs, with Keough School Dean Scott Appleby, Contending Modernities, the global research and education initiative examining the interaction among Catholic, Muslim and other religious and secular forces in the world. Moosa came to Notre Dame in the fall of 2014 from Duke University, where he taught in the Department of Religious Studies for 13 years. He is the author of several award-winning books, including “What is a Madrasa?” (University of North Carolina Press, 2015) and “Ghazali and the Poetics of Imagination,” winner of the American Academy of Religion’s Best First Book in the History of Religions. Born in South Africa, Moosa earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cape Town.
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