UC appoints scholar to Islamic Studies visiting assistant...
October 26, 2020
By Rebecca Schweitzer
Islamic scholar and author Muhammad Faruque has been appointed as visiting assistant professor in Islamic Studies at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences.
The Inavat and Ishrat Malik Professorship endowed chair is intended to foster a greater relationship between UC and Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. Additionally, it is hoped that this position will build relationships with local interfaith and cultural groups, says Thérèse Migraine-George, head of Romance and Arabic Languages and Literatures at A&S and search committee lead.
According to Migraine-George, Faruque is ideal for the position due to his international renown in the field of Islamic Studies.
“We were looking for someone who is thoroughly knowledgeable in the Islamic intellectual tradition and in Qur’anic Studies and with a strong scholarly record, but also with a record in community engagement and an interdisciplinary background,” says Migraine-George. “Faruque fits all these criteria and brings outstanding experience and expertise to UC.
“He earned his PhD in Islamic Studies from Berkeley and his groundbreaking book ‘Sculpting the Self: Islam, Selfhood and Human Flourishing’ will be published by the University of Michigan Press in 2021.”